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dieted certain results of changes then proposed. i standards; the cultivation of the capacity to disReduced to its simplest terms, the thesis he main- cern in a work of art the presence of or the lack tained was that unless due precautions were taken ! of the fruit of that hard-won manipulative skill increase of freedom in form would be followed by which belongs to the painter as painter, to the decrease of freedom in fact; and, as he states in i sculptor as sculptor. Happily, after having piously the preface to the new volume, - nothing has oc sacrificed at Mr. Ruskin's altar in the preface, our curred to alter the belief then expressed . . . . anthor elects to steer his own course; and the EsRegulations have been made in yearly-growing says, notably the excellent papers on - French numbers, restraining the citizen in directions where Landscape Painting" and "Art in Education," are his actions were previously unchecked, and com scholarly, discriminative, and independent in tone, pelling actions which previously he might perform implying throughout the writer's special knowledge or not as he liked; and at the same time heavier of his theme. In point of style, Professor Hoppin public burdens, chietly local, have further re is not always happy; and we trust his fashion of stricted his freedom by lessening that portion of occasionally stringing together the elements of a his earnings which he can spend as he pleases, sentence haphazard, and regardless of logical conand augmenting the portion taken from him to nections, will not be adopted by the young gentlebe spent as public agents please." In the four men who meet in his class-rooms. essays added to the present volume, the author

CARLYLE was not fond of the lecture as a mesets forth and emphasizes kindred conclusions respecting the future ; and to meet certain criticisms

dium of expressing himself. In one of his letters

to Emerson, he exclaims, * Ah me! often when I and remove some of the objections likely to be raised, a postscript has been added. Bearing as it

think of the matter (lecturing), how my one sole does so directly upon problems that present them

wish is to be left to hold my tongue, and by what

bayonets of Necessity clapt to my back I am driven selves daily to thoughtful intelligent people. - Social Statics" is one of the most usefully suggestive i

into that lecture-room, and in what mood, and orand generally interesting of Mr. Spencer's books.

dered to speak or die, I feel as if my only utterance

should be a flood of tears and blubbering." Yet Is - The Early Renaissance, and Other Essays"

it was in the form of lectures that his most popular (Houghton ), we have an attractive volume contain

and widely-read book, "Heroes and Hero-worship." ing a series of twelve papers on art subjects,--|

was first given to the world. And now we have a ** Principles of Art," "Tendencies of Modern Art," new volume of his lectures, whach, delivered two •French Landscape-Painting," Murillo," Critique

years before the lectures on " Heroes," have never of a Greek Statue," - Hellas," etc., - by Professor

before been published. This volume is entitled James M. Hoppin of Yale l'niversity. The papers

- The History of Literature" (Scribner). This are throughout more critical than one is led to ex.

new series has evidently not received the same carepect from the preface, wherein, after a rather ex

ful attention as the more familiar series, and indeed travagant estimate of the direct art-teachings of is not even published from the author's own manuMr. Ruskin, the author tells us that he (Mr. Rus. script, but from the full reports made on the spot kin) has shown us that the deepest foundations of by Mr. Thomas Chisholm Anstey. Out of the Art are moral," etc., etc.: a Ruskinian flourish i course of twelve, only one lecture (the ninth ) is which, as it stands, seems to us about as capable of lacking. That Carlyle did not publish these lectures being rendered into actual thought as the Trinita-,

he Trinitae during his life-time is due, according to the theory rian mystery. If Professor Hoppin had chosen to of the editor, Professor J. Reay Greene, to Cartell us directly and simply that art should never beyles shr

lyle's shrinking from the slow labor of preparing vut to immoral and may sometimes be put to moral for publication discourses which deal with topics unes.—which is, perhaps, what he means.- all would

I wonld demanding careful treatment while almost infinite understand him and few would dispute him. And

in their extent and variety ; his natural impatience, we may add that since the advent of a class of art · his glowing productivity, urged him to other work writers who, like Mr. Hamerton, Professor Brown. at this period (1838), when his genius may be said and M. Chesneau, deign to state a plain fact in a

to have reached its highest and most fervid epoch. plain way, without mysticism or mannerism. the Nor is that genius depreciated by the present postcurious notion, for which Mr. Ruskin is largely re- ;

humous publication. It is true that no one would sponsible, that Art is a sort of occult compound of

think of offering this book as a manual for a bereligion, morals, political economy, and what not,

ginner; but to one already acquainted with the is happily giving way to something more definite.

facts of literary history, these lectures are a de. Art is a spontaneous activity indulged in for its lightful resume, from a Carlylean point of view, of own sake at bottom a refined handicraft.-_ har. the causes of literature, its course, and its signifiing, originally and essentially, no more to do with cance. ** morals" than it has with cookery; and, as we The collection of - Letters of Charles Dickens. have before had occasion to suggest, the first step to Wilkie Collins" (Harper), edited by Laurence in the direction of intelligent art-appreciation is Hutton, forms a dainty and acceptable volume. the disengaging of the purely artistic from other ! While the letters are in themselves, - as compared

-- - -- --- with the weighty budgets of the palmy days episto- | Mr. Smith's gondolier, Espero Gorgoni, was a spelary of Lamb and Southey,— generally of slight cially charming man of the right Byronic flavor texture, the eminence of writer and recipient lends | the black swan, we suspect, of his craft. When them a relative importance. Dickens and Collins breakfasted by Mr. Smith at the - Caffe Florian," first met in 1851, the former being then nearly - a rather unusual proceeding, by the way,— this forty years of age and already the recognized head paragon seems to have comported himself with the of his guild in England, and the latter a man of grace of a Chesterfield and the propriety of a six-and-twenty and relatively a beginner in litera- | * Turveydrop," discovering a knowledge of the ture. It is pleasant to record that the intimacy polite mysteries of napkins and finger-bowls not then begun, and cemented later by the marriage of unworthy of the late Prince Regent” himself. the daughter of Dickens to the brother of Collins, 1 For the behoof of prospective travellers, we may continued unbroken until Dickens died in 1870. add that Espero is still within hail at the Molo. The correspondence between them was frequent The book is vivaciously written, and will serve adand familiar. Some portions of it have already mirably to while away an evening or two. There appeared in - The Letters of Charles Dickens,” are no illustrations. edited by his sister-in-law and his eldest daughter, and first published in 1880 as a supplement to,

NO ELOQUENCE is quite the same as that of the Forster's "Life"; but a large number of letters / bibliophile when he discourses upon his own rare from Dickens to Collins were found after the lat. copies and first editions. Such is the theme of Mr. ter's death, and the best and most characteristic of Edmund Gosse in his recently published “Gossip these, selected by Miss Hogarth and printed under ¡ in a Library” (Lovell). Its twenty-five chapters her supervision, form the contents of the present are the ten-minute sermons of a book-collector convolume. The book is of interest mainly as throw. cerning the history and contents of as many famous ing light upon the relations, personal and literary. ! or curious books, the original editions of which which subsisted between the two great novelists. happen to form a part of his private library. This and as indicating their methods of collaboration. I furnishes an opportunity for their scholarly owner There are casual bits of comment and criticism to regale us with many recondite and charming bits touching the works of contemporaries ( notably an. of biography, criticism, and bibliography, connected interesting letter in which the writer sets forth his with the personal character and adventures of his opinion of certain debated passages in Reade's ! favorites. The full title-page is given, so that we “Griffith Gaunt"), and the whole is leavened with feel somewhat as though the volume actually lay in a fair sprinkling of characteristic humor. Mr. Hut our hands. Among the older books are Camden's ton's editing is in the best taste, thorough, unobs - Britannia" (1610), “ A Mirror for Magistrates " trusive, and helpful, a thread of explanatory matter (1610), George Wither's - The Shepherd's Huntand occasional parenthetic comment clearing up ing" (1615). John Donne's Death's Duel" (1632). the obscure allusions in the text. There are two Yet some of the newer ones are not less interesting.

Yet some portraits and several facsimiles of play-bills and 'A very delightful chat on - Peter Bell and his Tor. letters.

mentors" arises i propos of the first edition of

| Wordsworth's poem (1819); another on - UltraFRESH proof of Mr. F. Hopkinson Smith's abil. Crepidarius" (1823), the scarcest of all Leigh ity to wield the quill with the same brisk dexter Hunt's poetical pamphlets, and giving curious proof ity as the brush, is afforded in the shape of a neat of the crude taste of the young school out of which volume entitled - A Day at Laguerre's, and Other Shelley and Keats were to arise ; still another, on Days" (Houghton ). The book is made up of nine George Meredith's - Shaving of Shagpat," which cheery, sketchy papers, under such titles as - E. Mr. Goswe declares to be the latest book in which pero Gorgoni. Gondolier." "I'nder the Minareta," any Englishman - has allowed his fancy, untram“ A Bulgarian (pera Bouffe," " Six Hours in melled by any sort of moral or intellectual subterSquantico," ete., enlivened throughout with bits fuge, to go a-roaming by the light of the moon. of local color, incident, and genre, the pleasantly The volume is handsomely printed on heary paper idealized and sentimentalized records of recent with uncut edges, and externally as well as inter vagabondining days and sentimental journeys in pally is one to rejoice the heart of a book-lover. search of the pirturesque at home and abroad. Like all sensible travellers not immediately bent ANOTHER volume about uncommon books is on statistics, Mr. Smith dons his rose-colored sper - Wells of English" (Roberts), by Isaac Bassett tacles before starting : henee, in his optimistic Choate. The aim in Mr. Choate's case, however, pages. French inn-keepers, Venetian gondoliers is quite different from that of Mr. Gosse, the result (to the jaundiced eve a vociferous un savory sort of being somewhat of the nature of a manual or water-rabbies, tuneless, prosaic, careless of decency hand-book of information concerning the lesser and greedy of the puur-buire ). Turkish dragomen, lights of English literature. The author's principle ele, ete.. take on a pleasantly sentimental tinge, is that while it is the great writers who show us and supply in two or three instances a thread of what our literature ought to be, it is those of les. romance deítly interwoven in the descriptive text. ser rank to whom we must go when we wish to

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find out what our literature has been and is. They, the theme crops out inopportunely. The book is, too, are our “ wells of English undefyled.” Forty however, suggestive and readable,— the best, perdifferent writers are included, beginning with haps, of the series; and we may add, for the speThomas of Erceldoune and ending with John Eve cial behoof of the down-trodden ones in whose belyn. Each is supposed to be somewhat typical of half Col. Higginson has assailed so many windthe respective groups to which they belonged, and mills, fulling-mills, and other malevolent giants, that the volume presents a very readable and useful it is graced with a good portrait of the author. body of criticism on subjects not often treated.

THE “ Best Letters” series issued by Messrs. MR. EDWARD WATERMAN Evans is the author McClurg & Co. reaches a fifth volume in selections of a little book devoted to a critical study of Walter from the correspondence of Charles Lamb, edited Savage Landor (Putnam). The book was written by Mr. Edward Gilpin Johnson. The earlier vol. as a college thesis, and includes an idyl in what umes of the series bore the names of writers famous aims to be the Landorian manner, written in com chiefly by reason of their letters,— Chesterfield, petition for a college prize in poetry. Mr. Evans Walpole, Montagu, Sévigné. But with Charles justifies the publication of his monograph by saying Lamb, the letters count only as one more point of that "no critique at once adequately exclusive and attraction toward a figure already fascinating as a inclusive has been written in the effort to determine man, an essayist, a humorist, a poet, and a hero of Landor's place and function in literature.” We a most difficult and uncommon type. Lamb is not should say that fully a dozen such critiques, at one of those writers whom we are content to know least as adequate as the present one, were already simply through their works; we are interested in in existence, and if there is still room for a more all that relates to him as a man, and this feeling exhaustive and searching study, Mr. Evans has cer has increased rather than lessened in the fifty-eight tainly not occupied it. Careful and conscientious years since his death. Moreover, the group to as his essay is, half a dozen pages of Colvin or Sted which he belonged—containing Coleridge, Hazlitt, man or Woodberry are far more weighty, to say Southey, Wordsworth, Godwin, Proctor—is one of nothing of Lowell and Swinburne. The conspicu the most interesting that literary history has to ous faults of this new treatment of a noble subject offer. Therefore, letters to these and concerning are diffuseness and a sophomorical style. And even these have the advantage of most fortunate mateless pardonable is the patronizing air which the rial. Mr. Johnson's Introduction is a happy examwriter allows himself to assume. To seriously dis ple of a new treatment of an old subject, witty cuss the claim of Landor to a place among the im- and piquant at times as “ Elia” himself, yet schol. mortals is no longer a permissible thing. That arly and dignified throughout. place is securely taken, and forever. We do not imply that Mr. Evans is alone in making this mis

TO THE many Americans who remember with take, but we do distinctly say that it is time for

pleasure the series of lectures on ancient Egypt decritics to abandon this apologetic attitude, and take

livered here by the late Amelia B. Edwards, the for granted what everybody with a sense for litera

sumptuous volume entitled “ Pharaohs, Fellahs, and ture knows — that nineteenth century England can

Explorers” (Harper), containing the substance of boast no greater writer of prose, and few greater

those lectures, with large additions, notes, and ref

erences, and a profusion of illustrations selected poets.

from the works of eminent Egyptologists, will prove TO THEIR recently issued series of reprints from

a welcome publication. Miss Edwards’s chapters on W. D. Howells, G. W. Curtis, and C. D. Warner,

Egyptian portrait painting and portrait sculpture Messrs. Harper & Brothers add a fourth number,

seem to us especially satisfactory; she has suc“Concerning All of Us,” by Thomas W. Higginson.

ceeded in giving an unusually sound and critical Col. Higginson's merits as a writer of crisp lucid

summary of Egyptian art from the artistic as well English need no introduction here, and these essays

as from the religious point of view. The illustrain miniature — familiar, half-humorous disserta

tions of these two chapters—notably the reproductions, with the due infusion of sound thought and

tions from Mr. Petrie's series of funerary portraits good literature, on current themes broachable in

- are of the greatest interest. The book is, perclub and drawing-room, — are, in many respects,

haps, the best popular exposition of the subject yet models of their class. As to one point,--and we ap

issued, and it acquires additional, though melanproach it with diffidence,—we shall venture to criti

choly, interest in that it is the last considerable cise. Col. Higginson is, as the world knows, an

work from the pen of this versatile writer, whose ardent champion of the cause of the fair (or,

laurels were won in such diverse fields. as “man, proud man” in the insolent pride of his physical superiority is prone to style it, the The series of Shakespeare's plays, edited chiefly “weaker") sex; and his chivalrous defense of the by K. Deighton, and issuing from the press of natural and inalienable right of its members to be Messrs. Macmillan & Co., is an excellent one for as masculine as they choose, seems to us a trifle beginners in the study of Shakespeare. Each play obtrusive in these essays. Like King Charles's makes a separate volume, of a convenient form and head in the memoir of the unfortunate "Mr. Dick," size, tastefully bound in cloth. To each there is a

brief introduction on the date of the play, origin, plot, characters, time analysis, etc. The text is followed by notes, very abundant, and learned without being recondite or pedantic. The serviceableness of the notes is enhanced, and the objection to their abundance diminished, by the addition of an index. Altogether, the series will be found a good one not only for use in schools but also for the home perusal of those who desire to read Shakespeare intelligently.

Roman Private Life. Mrs. Preston and Louise Dodge. Atlan.
Russia's Famine. C. E. Smith. North American.
San Francisco Press. Illus. Californian.
San Francisco Street Characters. Illus. Overland.
Science and Fine Art. E. Du-Bois Reymond. Pop. Science.
Sea and Land. Illus. N. S. Shaler. Scribner.
Seriousness, A Plea for. Atlantic.
Severn's Roman Journals. Wm. Sharp. Atlantic.
Simian Speech. Illus. R. L. Garner. Cosmopoiitan.
Southern Confederacy. Henry Watterson. Chautauquan.
Southern Homes at the End of the War. Atlantic.
Spencer and his Philosophy. W. H. Hudson. Pop. Science.
St. Augustine, Florida. Illus. Chautauquan.
Transit, Rapid. Illus. T. C. Clarke. Scribner.
Unter den Linden, Berlin. Illus. Paul Lindau. Scribner.
Unwritten Constitution, Our. J. 0. Pierce. Dial.
U.S. Patent Office. Helen F. Shedd. Chautauquan.
Vespucci, Amerigo. Eugene Lawrence. Harper.
Violin for Ladies. J. Y. Taylor. Lippincott.
Volta, Allesandro. With Portrait. Popular Science.
Whitman, Walt. John Burroughs. North American.
Whitman, Walt. W. H. Garrison. Lippincott.
Whitman, Walt. W. S. Walsh. Lippincott.
World's Fair Architecture. Illus. H. Van Brunt. Century.
Yachting. Illus. F. W. Pangborn. Century.

BOOKS OF THE MONTH. (The following list, embracing 112 tities, includes all books received by The Dial during the month of April, 1892.]

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