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general interest, but all seem worthy of preservation. Of the

latter class, perhaps the best is that on " Editors and Contributors," by Mr. H. Franks, a very shrewd and entertaining paper, and manifestly the work of one who knows what he is writing about. Mr. J. Mortimer contributes a pleasant sketch of a short walking-tour in Sherwood, . Which, if it comes too late for this year, may well be stored in memory for another. "Lancashire Dramatic Authors" is fall of genuine information, as, for instance, the statement that Cobden is said to have written a play, and left it for perusal at one of the London theatres. "Unhappily, all traces of it are lost." The volume contains some pleasing illustrations.