20 APRIL 1889, Page 23

Powder, Spur, and Spear. By J. Moray Brown. (Chapman and

Hall.)—In this book we have presented to us a collection of

sporting stories. When we have said that they are for the most part readable, and are written in a pleasant, easy style, we shall have given all the praise that they can be said to merit. In one of his tales, Mr. Brown leads us to suppose that he does not always feel quite happy when riding at a stiff fence. Perhaps it would be well if in future he should regard a Latin quotation somewhat in this light. We must confess to some curiosity as regards the grammar which Mr. Brown tells us has produced the following sentence, " Necessitas non habet lox."