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The Voice of the Mountains. Edited by Ernest A. Baker

and Francis E. Ross. (Routledge and Sons. 2s. 6d. net.)—This is a very prettily contrived anthology, a collection of poems and pieces of descriptive prose about man and the mountains. There are what we may call word-pictures, in which the general aspects of mountain scenery are given ; there are poems in which human emotions, as they are touched by these and like features of Nature, are portrayed ; and there are sections in which the mountain regions of our own country and of other lands, the

Alps, Apennines, Pyrenees, are celebrated. Altogether, it is a well-chosen selection, largely indebted, we see, to the courtesy of the owners of copyright. The feeling is so modern that we could hardly be satisfied without some of the most recent expres- sions of it. It is a pity that the few Greek quotations could not have been correctly printed.