5 DECEMBER 1885, Page 24

We have received, from Isbister and Co, their three Christmas

numbers of Good Words and the Sunday Magazine —namely, Good Cheer, The Paths of Peace, and Snow-Flakes—the last being the children's Christmas number of the Sunday Magazine ; and we should strongly recommend our readers to substitute them for the eternal Christmas-card to, let us say, poor friends living out of the way of the circulating libraries, and give them a real good sixpenny- worth of interest and amusement, in the place of the conventional bit -of pasteboard, with the inappropriate spray of rose or lily encircling some such feeble lines as these :— - "May joy and merry sunshine, All clond'ess days be thine. Fair flowers of love nnfoldinz. Around thy pathway twine."