29 APRIL 1899, Page 12

In the Republic of Letters. By W. M. Dixon. (D.

Nutt. 3s. Gd.) —Professor Dixon, who lectures on English literature at Mason College, Birmingham, publishes here some of his prelections. George Meredith, as novelist and poet, Mr. Matthew Arnold, and the De Veres, are the authors on whom he discourses. Then there is an essay on "The Romantic Revival." Finally, we have an address, addressed we may suppose to the leisured class, who aspire to write. XaAE1raTk KRACI is his motto for this. There is no little insight in the lectures, and the expression is such as becomes its subject.