29 JUNE 1912, Page 14

Sir,' Said Dr. Johnson." By H. C. Biron. (Duckworth and

Co. Os. net.)—This is a collection of the good things said by Dr. Johnson, and an admirable collection it is. It was a happy idea to arrange these jewels of thought and speech—"rough diamonds" we may fairly call them—in this accessible and attractive form. Anything which can assist in a just appreciation of Samuel Johnson is a service done to the good sense and good feeling of English readers.