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Raymond's Folly. By B. Paul Neumann. (T. Fisher Unwin.)— This

"story of an experiment in Utopia" may be read with profit. It tells how a man, who had his way smoothed for him by the possession of means, founded clubs for young men and boys, and made them succeed. He seems to have gone to work on wise principles, with a judicious firmness tempering his benevolence. The only fault that we have to find with the author is a certain intolerance. Very mu& good has been done in many places and many ways by boys' clubs, institutes, &c. Yes ; even by High Charchmen, though Mr. Neuman is so contemptuous of his High

Church parson. All polemics should be carefully banished from books of this kind.