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NEW EDITIONS. —Messrs. Cassell and Co. have republished, at, we believe,

a lower price, the five volumes of Professor Henry Morley's "Library of English Literature." We have had occasion to notice these as they appeared, and we need now only recall their names to the recollection of our readers, and at the same time give them a hearty commendation as carrying out satisfactorily what they profess to do, giving a connected view, amply illustrated with examples (not mere extracts) of English literature. The five volumes are :—.Longer Works in English Verse and Prose, Shorter English Poems, Shorter Works in English Prose, English Plays, and Illustrations of English Religion.--We have also received, from Messrs. Macmillan, a reissue of Rousseau. By the Right Hon. John Morley. 2 vols. Here, again, the function of criticism needs not to be exercised.—We have to acknowledge the seventh edition of the Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland. By Sir Bernard Berke, C.B. 2 vols. (Harrison and Sons.)—The two volumes contain more than two thousand pages, double-columned, and closely printed, a great amount of type, representing a vast amount of labour. They have been corrected up to the present time, and, as far as we have been able to examine them, are full and correct.—Hard Knots in Shakespeare, by Sir Philip Perring, Bart. (Longmans), has been enlarged in the second edition by criticisms on six additional plays, two of these being Romeo and Juliet and Othello. A few fresh conjectures have been made about plays previously included.—Extracts from the Writings of W. M. Thackeray, chiefly Philosophical and Reflective. (Smith and Elder.)—The newest volume in " Morley's Universal Library," edited by Professor Henry Morley (Routledge and Sons), is Famous Pamphlets. The idea is an excellent one. Professor Morley has selected six ; and all six are important, as their names will show. They are Milton's " Areo- pagitica," "Killing No Murder," (the work of one Sexby, and pub- lished in 1657), Defoe's "Shortest Way with Dissenters ;" Steele's "Crisis," which cost the writer his seat in Parliament ; Whately's famous "Historic Doubts Concerning Napoleon Bonaparte ;" and Coplestou's "Advice to a Young Reviewer."—Count Tolstoi's series of novels, War and Peace, containing Before Tilsit, 1805-1807 ; The Invasion, 1807-1812; and Borodino, with Epilogue, 1812-1820, each in two volumes. (W. Pottsberger, New York ; Trabner and Co., London,)

We have received a one-volume edition of Court Royal, by the Author of " Mehalah," &c. (Smith and Elder) ; and a reprint of four works which were once well known and valued, and which have some- thing to teach to another generation,—The Women of England, The Wives of England, The Mothers of England, and The Daughters of England, by Mrs. Ellis. (Charles and Co.) All four have reached their "twenty-fifth thousand."—New editions, illustrated by H. J. Berry, of the Rev. W. Adams's beautiful allegories, The Shadow of the Cross and The Old Man's Home.—Low's Handbook of the Charities of London, 1886-87 (Sampson Low and Co.), has been revised up to the latest date.—Walks in Epping Forest. By Percy Lindley. (123 Fleet Street.)—Ambulance Work. By R. Lawton Roberts, M.D. (H. K. Lewis.)—A fourth edition of How to be Happy though Married. (T. Fisher Unwin.)