5 DECEMBER 1885, Page 23

The Sermon on the Mount. Illustrated. With an Introduction by

the Lord Bishop of Ripon. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—The illustra- tione consist of twenty-seven engravings-after original drawings, the artists being H. Fenn, H. Sandham, F. S. Church, W. St. J. Harper, W. L. Taylor, J. A. Fraser, and F. B. Schell, and the whole being done under the superintendence of Mr. W. A. Andrew. We cannot express entire satisfaction with the illustrations. We take, for instance, the last two—the heuse built upon the rock and the house built upon the sand. The first is represented by the artist as a light- house, though it is not a particularly good representation of that ; the second as a ruin, not built, as far as we can see, upon the sand, but upon the side of a hill. Surely the reference in the original is to houses built on ground which has formed the channel of a river. The "Hypocrite," again, is little better than a caricature, and "The Light of the World" unintelligible. Mr. H. Fenn's sketohes from actual scenes in the Holy Land belong to a different and much more valuable kind of art. Some of the borders and tail-pieces are pleasing, and the Bishop of Ripon's Introduction is much to the point.