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Haunts of Nature. By W. H. Worsley-Benison. (Elliot Stock.) —The author takes his readers on some pleasant excursions, teaching them to admire Nature in her outward aspects, and to learn some of her lore. Many readers may have the chance of appreciating one or other of these papers by personal experience, the "Hour on the Cliffs," for instance, where the locality is Swanage, or " An Afternoon in Fairlight Glen." Other essays deal more entirely with subjects of natural history. Such is the last, discussing the hibernating animals, under the title of "Fast Asleep for Months." Altogether, this is a very pleasant and instructive book.