5 AUGUST 1905, Page 3

We intend to publish in our next issue the first

of a series of papers entitled "How it Strikes an Australian," by Mr. J. H. M. Abbott, the writer who in his book, "Tommy Cornstalk," made a most interesting contribution to the literature of the Boer War. Mr. Abbott served during the war as a trooper in one of the Australian contingents, and saw a variety of service. Mr. Abbott's criticisms of England and English life and ways cannot, we are convinced, fail to interest the readers of the Spectator, for they are fresh and vigorous and never without sympathy, though sometimes it is the sympathy of comprehension rather than of approba- tion.

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