15 JULY 1905, Page 25

The Oxford English Dictionary. Vol. VI., "Mandragora " — " Matter."

By Henry Bradley. Double Section. (Clarendon Press. 5s.)—It may be as well to recall the state of forwardness in which the Dictionary now finds itself. "A"—" K," then, occupy the first volumes,—i.e., half of the whole. Of the second half, "L," " 0," and "Q" are finished. What remains to be done is "M," from " Matter " to the end ; "N"; "P," from " Pen- nached " to the end ; "B," from " Reign " to the end ; and the last letters of the alphabet, "S "—" Z."