29 JANUARY 1910, Page 46

The Confessions of St. Augustine. Illustrated by Maxwell Armfield. (Chatto

and Windus. 7s. 6d. net.)—There is much that is graceful and charming in these delicately wrought drawings. The artist has wisely refrained from making his people too much like statues, which is a very common fault with those who deal with classic themes, from Mantegna downwards. We like best the picture of the high tower by moonlight, with the

star above and the black cypresses below, and the astrologers on the battlements. This has not only beauty, but imagination.