4 JANUARY 1868, Page 29

Musical Development ; or, Remarks on the Spirit of the

Principal Musical Forms. By Joseph Goddard. (Murby.)—Philosophical criticism of the high aesthetic order is apt to glide over the mind so imperceptibly that when you come to the end of a, sentence you find you have forgotten the beginning. We are sorry to say that Mr. Goddard's book had this effect upon us.