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Fresh Fields. By John Burroughs. (d. Douglas,...

is one of the most delightful and original of living American essayists ; and like most of his tribe, haring paid us a visit; he tells us what be thinks of as in a little volume......

The Mistress Of Tayne Court. By Mrs. Marshall. (seeley And

Co.)—This book is of the sort which the reviewer must "damn with faint praise." It is not tedious, because not devoid of all interest, and it has the merit of being confined to......

The Founders Of The American Republic : A History And

a Biography; with a supplementary chapter on Ultra-Democracy. By Charles Mackay. (William Blackwood and Sons.)—The founders of the American Republic, according to our author,......

A Short History Of The Netherlands. By Alexander Young. (t.

Fisher Unwin.)—This is a too closely printed, and not too well illas- trated, but pleasantly written volume on a subject which has not lost any of its attractiveness for......

Onnalinda : A Romance. By J. Mcnaughton. (kegan Paul And

Co.)—One of oar greatest living poets has said that "any one can write verse." Unfortunately, it is too true. The author of Onnalinda can write verse for the space of 242 pages.......

The Mystery Of Allan Grale. By Isabella Fyvie Mayo....

—This is not a bad novel, as novels of the kind and of the period go. Miss (or Mrs.) Mayo writes with very much more than ordinary Care; and she does not trouble her readers......