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Governor Leisler. Governor of New York from 1689 to 1691. He was executed, on a charge of treason, by his successor, Governor Sloughter.

P. 216. Snicker-snee. A fight with knives; used also jocosely for a knife, as a sailor's sheath knife.

P. 271. Cipango. A mythical island in the west toward which Columbus was sailing (Japan).

I claim my reward. Ferdinand and Isabella had promised a pension of ten thousand maravedis — about $25 — to him who should first discover land.

P. 282. Xenil (Hanēēl). A river flowing through the plain of Granada.

P. 286. Alpuxarras. A mountainous region of Spain in Granada, extending from the Mediterranean to the Sierra Nevada.

P. 289. Cid Hiaya. One of the bravest of the Moors in the conquest of Granada by Ferdinand and Isabella, and the leader in the defence of Baza, which capitulated Dec. 4, 1489. After the surrender of this city he was so captivated by the grace of Isabella and the kindness of both the Spanish sovereigns, that he gave up both his country and religion, joining his forces to Ferdinand, and becoming a Christian.

P. 294. Caaba, or Kaaba (Käbä, or Kā'a bä). A cube-shaped, flatroofed building in the centre of the Great Mosque at Mecca, the most sacred shrine of the Mohammedans. The Kaaba is opened to worshippers twice or three times a year, but only the faithful are permitted to approach it.

P. 296. During the recent troubles in Spain. The Peninsular War, 1807 to 1814.

P. 324. Cid. The principal national hero of Spain, 1040–1099, famous for his exploits in the wars with the Moors. The best popular account of him is Southey's fascinating chronicle.

Bernardo del Carpio. A semi-mythical Spanish hero of the ninth century. He was a nephew of Alfonso the Chaste, fought with great distinction against the Moors, and, according to tradition, defeated Roland at Roncesvalles.

ENGLISH LITERATURE.

Of our popular list of classics the editor of the Christian Union recently said: “We cannot speak too highly of the Students' Series of English Classics.” There are nearly thirty books now out and in preparation, and it is only necessary to read the list of our editors to gain an intelligent idea of the character of the work done. We do not add to this series for the sake of increasing the list, but we shall make the same careful selection of authors that are to come as we have in those announced. Any book announced in this series will be worth the attention of an instructor is English Literature.

Painter's Introduction to English Literature, includ

ing several Classical Works. With Notes. By Professor F. V. N. PAINTER, of Roanoke College, Va. Cloth. Pages xviii +628. Introduction and mailing price, $1.25.

Morgan's English and American Literature.

By HORACE H. MORGAN, LL.D., formerly of St. Louis High School. A practical working text-book for schools and colleges. Pages viiit 261. Introduction price, $1.00.

Introduction to the Study of English Literature.

In Six Lectures. By Professor GEORGE C. S. SOUTHWORTH. Cloth. Pages 194. Introduction price, 75 cents.

The Students' Series of English Classics.

PRICES REDUCED. To furnish the educational public with well-edited editions of those authors used in, or required for admission to, many of the colleges, the Publishers announce this new series. The following books are now ready, and others are in preparation. They are uniformly bound in cloth, furnished at a comparatively low price, and Students of Literature should buy such texts that after use in the class room will be found valuable for the library.

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Coleridge's Ancient Mariner

25 cents A Ballad Book

50 The Merchant of Venice

35 A Midsummer Night's Dream

35 Edited by KATHARINE LEE BATES, Wellesley College. Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum

25 Webster's First Bunker Hill Oration

25 Milton's L'Allegro, Il Penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas

25 Edited by LOUISE MANNING HODGKINS, formerly Professor

of English Literature, Wellesley College. Introduction to the Writings of John Ruskin

50 Macaulay's Essay on Lord Clive .

35 Edited by VIDA D. SCUDDER, Wellesley College. George Eliot's Silas Marner

35 Scott's Marmion

35 Edited by MARY HARRIOTT NORRIS, Professor, New York. Sir Roger de Coverley Papers from The Spectator

35 Edited by A. S. Roe, Worcester, Mass. Macaulay's Second Essay on the Earl of Chathamn

35 Edited by W. W. CURTIS, High School, Pawtucket, R. I. Johnson's History of Rasselas

35 Edited by FRED N. Scott, University of Michigan. Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

35 Edited by JAMES CHALMERS, Professor of Literature. Carlyle's Diamond Necklace

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50 Edited by ISAAC THOMAS, High School, New Haven, Conn. Goldsmith's Traveller and Deserted Village

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35 Edited by L. DUPONT SYLE, University of California.

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Tennyson's Elaine .

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School, Baltimore. Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson .

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Literature, Wellesley and Boston. Scott's Lady of the Lake

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