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A Yoke of Steel. By C. 3. Wells and Godley

Burchett. (Hurst and Blackett.)—The two authors have, we think, achieved a dis- tinct success in the telling of this story. If there is nothing novel about the subject nor special ingenuity in the plot, yet an old theme is treated with freshness and vigour, and the reader's interest and sympathy are given without effort.

Q. Sandi Flacci Opera. With Notes by T. E. Page, A. Palmer, and A. S. Wilkins. (Macmillan and Co.)—We are very glad to see this volume, which will be of the greatest utility to classical students. We have from time to time spoken with praise which it was not easy to make adequate of the contributions to the study of Horace made by Mr. Page in his editions of the "Odes and Epodes," by Professor Palmer in editing the " Satires," and by Professor Wilkins in the "Epistles." The three editions have now been put into one volume, having been first subjected to a certain amount of abridgment, a task performed by Mr. Page. The result is a volume of six hundred and forty-eight, or not reckoning the index, of six hundred and twenty-three pages, of which somewhat less than one-third is occupied ,by the text, and something more than two-thirds by the notes. There is also a

brief introduction, giving the poet's Life and some account of the metres which he used.