19 NOVEMBER 1910, Page 58

The Golden Legend. By H. W. Longfellow. With Illustrations by

Sidney Meteyard. (Hodder and Stoughton. 10s. 6d. net.)-Mr. Meteyard's illustrations, thirty in number, while worthy on the whole of this very attractive subject-The Golden Legend lends itself to such picturing-will not equally please. The more familiar the theme, the better, we think, the rendering. "The Spirits and the Cross of Iron " fails to impress ; Lucifer with the "wonderful Catholicon," on the other hand, is very good of its kind, and the monk in the Scriptorium (p. 71) is better than the Angel Gabriel. The frontispiece is a presentment of the Annunciation. But should the scene be the village well? The text seems to point to the house.