18 SEPTEMBER 1880, Page 25

A Winter Tour through India, Burinah, and the Straits. By

H. E. Falk. (Longmans.)—It is sufficient to say that Mr. Falk thinks that the Egyptian fellah had nothing to complain of under tho rule of the dispossessed Khedive, and cannot see any reason for calling India a poor country. A "perfectly honest relation" of what he saw, or thought that he saw, we can easily credit him with, but "an unbiassed conception" is quite another thing. The bias of "a merchant of up- ward of forty years' standing in the groat port of Liverpool" is not unlikely to be considerable.