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Miry volumes in this excellent series are A History of

Eng- nd, by D. C. Somervell ; Italian Literature, by Edmund srdner; Modern Scientific Ideas, by Sir Oliver Lodge; The ge of the Earth, by Arthur Holmes ; and Shakespeare, by Al. Harrison. We need hardly commend this latter to our iders, for anything Mr. Harrison has to say about Shakes- tare both claims and merits our attention. Nevertheless, is no small feat of judgment to compress so much into verity odd small pages. .