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The Boy's Proissart : Sir John Proissares Chronicles. Edited for

Boys, with an Introduction, by Sidney Lanier. (Sampson Low and Co.)—This is a handsome volume of between four and five hundred pages, containing extracts judiciously selected from the Chronicles. Mr. Lanier has very properly given a specimen of the first transla- tion, that of Lord Bernere, made in the reign of Henry VIII.; and he has also given his young readers a passage of the original. We are not sure whether Lord Berners' language might nut with advantage have been more closely followed. There is a good introduction, which would have been still more acceptable if it had been longer, and there are some spirited illustrations.