19 AUGUST 1905, Page 23

In the "Temple Series of English Texts" (J. M. Dent

and Co.) we have The Talisman, by Sir Walter Scott (1s. 6d.) Mr. G. L. Turnbull, M.A., furnishes a Biographical Introduction, Notes, and Glossary. Considering that "no one reads Scott now," his name appears pretty frequently on these lists.