27 JUNE 1896, Page 11

Life's Prescription. By David McLaren Morrison. (E. Arnold.) —There is

some exaggeration in this book, as there must needs be when a moralist uses satire, but there is good sense also. It is not true, for instance, that "to be taught to be the companion of a future husband is a phase of education which has not yet been honoured by a place in the role of woman's training." Some women surely are well-educated. Nor, again, is the description of the way in which the sons of a family are educated (pp. 25-8) at all just. On the whole, men are better trained for their life occupations now than they were fifty years ago. Still, Mr. Morrison has something to say that is worth hearing, and it is worth while to look for it in his very modest-sized little volume.