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My Wanderings in Persia. By T. S. Anderson. (James Black-

wood.)—Mr. Anderson seems to have gone to Persia on some busi- ness connected with the telegraph, and has written a very indifferent book about what he saw and heard. He thinks that the Persians are " the most immoral, degraded, and brutal beings that the world can own." Nor has he a much better opinion of the Russians. We may remark that he ought at least to have mastered the difference between a picture and an image. The Russians abhor image-worship. How is it possible for a man to live to a mature age, and escape all know- ledge of the iconoclast controversy ?