26 OCTOBER 1867, Page 23

A Peep at the Pyrenees. By a Pedestrian. (Whittaker and

Co.)— One of the few things that struck us in this record of French travel was a sample of the English spoken in Germany and Switzerland. Not that the little book is empty, tedious, or rambling. But though the author relates fairly enough what he saw, be saw nothing out of the way, and his powers of writing, though not contemptible, are by no means striking.