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formation of lakes, and the erection of bridges. The author

is a pro- fessional man of experience, and we may add, from the numerous ori- ginal sketches that illustrate the volume, of taste. The book is simply and plainly written, and is intended quite as much for the use of amateurs as for the brethren of the craft. "To give a few broad prin- ciples for guidance, to point out a few prominent errors, and to suggest as many positive improvements adapted to plainly instanced circum- stances as can be clearly and unmistakeably done, is all" that the author has aimed at. We think that this is a very modest estimate of his labour, and can only hope that people will place themselves under his guidance who would otherwise disfigure some pretty knoll in the Home Counties.