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Mountain Ascents. By John Barrow. (Sampson Low and Co.)— Many

people will be grateful to Mr. Barrow for publishing these notes taken during his visits to the Lakes. They are of just the kind to entice people who have not made up their minds where to spend their holiday, to visit the places to whioh they relate. Mr. Barrow is an experienced Alpine traveller, and well qualified to speak on mountain-climbing ; his hints should therefore prove valuable. The woodcuts are good, and we find interesting remarks on the flora, &c., of the places visited, scattered up and down these pages. To those who want information of a more personal character than is given by a guide-book about our English highlands, this unpretend- ing little volume may be safely recommended.