9 FEBRUARY 1895, Page 26

The February number of the Gentleman's Magazine is one of

average interest only. The most interesting of the contents is Mr. John Kent's russet-coloured idyll—rather too full of dialect perhaps—which bears the title, "The Genesis of a Docker," and possibly the most important is Mr. C. M. Aikman's "Some Recent Researches in the Air." Mr. Percy Fit7gerald prattles pleasantly enough in "Further Travels in Bozland," while "An Old Border Castle," "The Germans at Home," and "Sir Thomas Browne," are interesting, if not startlingly fresh, subjects treated in a readable way.