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True to the Flag: Sailors' Poems. Compiled by E. C.

Ommaney. (Routledge and Sons. 1s. net.)—Here are poems, old and new, one hundred and fifteen in number, bound together by a certain unity of theme, though showing the greatest possible variety in tone and temper. All, however, have a patriotic note in them. The first is Mr. Swinburnces "England; an Ode," with its magnificently rolling verse: "England, queen of the waves, whose green inviolate girdle enrings thee round " ; the second a quotation from Sir W. Scott: "Where's the coward that would not dare to fight for such a land?" the third, again, is from Scott : "Breathes there a man with soul so dead?" Altogether, this is an excellent and season- able book.