ROBERT HARLEY, EARL OF OXFORD. By 0. B. Miller. (Blackwell.
3s. 6d.) IN this essay, which was awarded the Stanhope Essay Prize at Oxford this year, Mr. Miller makes a useful and well- documented contribution to the study of a somewhat baffling personality. Harley, says Mr. Miller, -" strove to reconcile the constitutional advance of the seventeenth century with the maintenance of royalty in substance as well as form,"-but concludes that he is " hardly in the second rank of great statesmen."