28 APRIL 1894, Page 39

My Study Fire. By Hamilton Wright Mabie. (Dent and Co.)

—Tinder the Trees. (Same author and publishers.)—These two volumes may be read together ; they describe respectively the delight of a student's indoor and outdoor life. The love of nature and of books is conspicuous in them. Mr. Mabie has not altogether acquired the essayist's art. He fails to draw us on. We some- times continue to read not because we must, but because we feel that we ought. But the two are pretty and pleasant little volumes.