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The Imitation of Buddha. Compiled by Ernest M. Bowden. (Methuen.)—It

is interesting to see what a number of admirable maxims can be gathered from Buddhist literature, nor would it be reasonable to object to such a collection as this. But the title of the book, with its inevitable suggestion, is not to our liking. To those who believe in Christianity there can be but one ideal, one object of imitation.