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Prose Extracts For Translation Into English And Latin. By J.

E. Nixon. (Macmillan and Bowes, Cambridge.)—Mr. Nixon here com- pletes a most useful work, the first instalment of which was published as long as twelve years ago, and was then,......

Architecture In Relation To Parish Churches. By The Rev. H.

H. Bishop, M.A. (S.P.C.K.)—Mr. Bishop, besides his introduction, gives DB seven chapters on various styles of Church architecture that have prevailed in this country. He begins......

In A Silver Sea. By B. L. Farjeon. 3 Vols.

(Ward and Downey.) —Mr. Farjeon scarcely succeeds in making his story as effective as he would wish. That there is something unreal about it ought, perhaps, to be no objection......

What We Really Know About Shakespeare. By Caroline Healey...

(Roberts Brothers, Boston, U.S.A.)—Mrs. Dale has the biographer's blindness to a hero's faults in its most pronounced form. The poet's father never got into difficulties ; the......

A Physical, Historical, Political, And Descriptive...

F.R.G.S. (Edward Stanford.)—This is an excellent book of its kind, and contains a vast amount of information com- pressed into a small space, and illustrated with excellent maps......

Current Literatur E.

Sealed Orders. By Elizabeth J. Lysaght. 3 vols. (Bentley and SOD.)—This is a good novel of the romantic kind. Two friends, so called, are talking together in the course of their......

The Eumenides Of Zeschylus. By John F. Davies. (hodges,...

and Co., Dublin.) —Professor Davies describes his edition as a "critical" one, and, indeed, it is on the criticism of the text that he has bestowed especial attention.......