28 MAY 1892, Page 26

How to Read Character in Features, Forms, and Faces. By

Henry Frith. (Ward, Lock, and Co.)—Mr. Frith is a. believer in chiromancy, phrenology, and other " ologies " for which language has not discovered names. He sees character in hair (ladies with golden hair and light-brown eyes are not to be trusted), in eye- brows (don't trust any one whose eyebrows meet), in eyes (" the black eye is least desirable "), in noses (Grecian noses are, " alas ! sometimes almost heartless "), in mouths ("the some- what overhanging upper-lip is a token of a good temperament"), in ears (" ears which stand out from the bead, in a wolfish kind of way, are indicative of cruelty, and when closely formed, of avarice "), and of course in the forehead. Let us hope that none of the readers of the Spectator or their friends have a head developed very much above the ears, for "this is a bad indication, and such an individual is capable of falsehood, theft, and even murder."