5 MAY 1866, Page 22

English Literature and Composition. By the Rev. Robert Demans, M.A.

(Longmans.)—The candidates for appointments in the Indian Civil Service and their "crammers " too are rather at sea, we fancy, in these departments of the examinations. The present work is intended for their benefit, and is calculated to afford considerable guidance. It contains some useful hints on the text-books and course of reading, and, what is of more importance, a judicious selection of examination-papers with

answers, further papers unanswered, and a list of subjects that have been set for English composition. It will be found useful not only by those who are actually preparing for the examinations, but wherever there is any wish to encourage the study of the grammar and literature of the English_langaage.