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DR. JOHN ('LARK RIDPATH's - I'niAges of Poetry" (which " long ago soared into im- . B A , Hoe wted States" (l'nited States History mortality in the eagle grasp of the rejoinder which are ile* ('0.), in its new Columbian" edi. it provoked from Shelley" ), three papers collect. , tion, is a thick octavo with many illustrations, some ively styled - Horæ Dramatica" (attempted restor- of them in colors. It covers the entire period of ations of as many fragments of classical drama ), our annals, from the days when the Indian held and - The Last Day of Windsor Forest," a paper undisputed possession of the soil down to the pres. probably the last of Peacock's composition. Finally, ' ent year. The author has endeavored to avoid there is an index of the first lines of the lyrics , all partiality, partisanship, and prejudice, as things contained in all the nine volumes of the edition. Of dangerous, baneful, and wicked," and seems to have the contents of this volume, the recollections" are been fairly successful in the endeavor. One of the the most interesting feature and they throw numer- , chapters contains an elaborate account of the Cenous side-lights upon the romances. For example, tennial at Philadelphia, probably to give readers it is interesting to know that Peacock himself, when some slight foretaste of what the greater glories of a young man, gave up the use of sugar as a protest the Columbian Exposition will be like. An appenagainst slavery, just like his own Mr. Forester in dix contains the Constitution and the other regula* Melincourt.
ition documents that usually go with such books. To Macmillan's dollar edition of the
THE • Evolution Series" puts in ! tney on
novels of Dickens, Martin ('huzzle. Pupular dus : * por su co in uns wit" .. Barnaby Rudge," and "The
Dieren ist pamphlet form a number of - Studies
porta s jos para in Applied Sociology," on Man and **Old Curiosity Shop" have now been added, the previous issues being • Pickwick," " Oliver Twist," and
the State (Appleton), being lectures and discus
sions before the Brooklyn Ethical Association. * Nicholas Nickleby.” These volumes are accurate i
These little pamphlets, each containing the presenreprints, illustrations and all, of the first editions, i
tation of opposing views on social problems, are and each has an interesting introduction by Mr.
! most valuable for popular reading. Four numbers Charles Dickens the younger. The volumes have the merit of being inexpensive, and they are highly
before us are + The Race Problem in the South."
by Prof. Joseph Le Conte and Mr. James A. Skil. attractive in appearance. In spite of the many forms in which Dickens is already offered to
ton; - Education as Related to Citizenship," by
Rev. John W. Chadwick and Mr. W. H. Maxwell; the public, we should be glad to see this edition
! - The Republican Party," by Roswell G. Horr and made a complete one, for it has few equals at any i
Joseph C. Hendrix ; and - The Democratic Party," price, and none at the price actually placed upon; these volumes. Mr. Chapman, the English publisher in
' by Edward M. Shepard and Stewart L. Woodford.
er. They will be welcome to the teacher of political of the novels, has recently made some interesting statements about the undiminished popularity of Dickens. He says, among other things, that . Pick 'Gitarojino.
The latest volume of The Gentlewick" has been produced by no less than eleven !. .1 inerent man's Magazine Library" (Hough
lexiune London publishers since it emerged from copyright!
ton) continues the subject of - Enand that the original publishers have sold over half. glish Topography " through Cambridgeshire, Che. a million copies of the novel during the past twenty
wenty shire, Cornwall, and Cumberland, and provides
shi years. This news should be broken very gently
complete indexes of names and subjects. It is very to Mr. Howells: others will be vlad to hear it, and rich in materials relating to family history. "The perhaps will not find it particularly surprising. I
ancient local life of England is departing," says the
editor, * and if we cannot altogether regret this, we LOVERS of Walt Whitman will welcan still look back upon glimpses of it with some
come a little volume entitled "Auto- degree of affection and a great deal of interest. It
-7. biographia," published with the poet's I was solid, true, and picturesque. Timbered houses, approval by C. L Webster & Co., in which he is surrounding a church, with cultivated grounds made to tell his own life-story in selections from stretching all around, is the normal physical feature."
Sperimen Days," November Boughs," and "Good This volume affords many of the glimpses here menBe my Faner." As THE DIAL has indicated re- tioned ; to offer anything like a connected survey is cently, to know the good gray poet" thoroughly not within its scope. one must become familiar with his prose writings, in which so much of his personality is revealed. In A convenient volume there scattered glimpses of the
BRIEFER MENTION. man who has been so misunderstood have been maile ranili cessible, and it is to be hoped that
Tur * (oming of the Friars, and Other Historie Ex
" by that charming writer, Dr. Angustus Jessopp, the paille which rails so freely will now read and
is published in a new edition with flexible cloth covers, inform itself. These paure, so full of the subjective
just the thing to put in the pwket when starting on a resrlation of self, so full of a poet's joy in nature.
journey. The chapters on - The Black Death in East have a derueri Havor of Thoreau, whom Whitman Anglia" and - Daily Life in a Medixral Monastery " resembled in several strong phases of his character. are historical papers as important as they are interest
ing, and no page of the volume is without its contribu- esting article by Miss Milicent W. Shinn, on “The tion of quaint out-of-the-way information. (Putnam). | University of California."
That old-time favorite, “ The Initials,” by the Bar- A firm of Swiss publishers announce a new series of oness Tautphæus, has just been republished in a neat guide-books, of which “ Chicago in Wort und Bild” will two volume edition (Putnam), and should find many be the first number. readers, both new and old, in this attractive form. Mr. Richard Henry Stoddard has an article, reminAmong other new editions, we note “ The Maid of Kil iscent in vein, upon the late Mr. Lowell, in “Lippinleena" by Mr. William Black (Harper), and “ Nelly cott's” for October. Kinnard's Kingdom" by Miss Amanda M. Douglas The letters of Charles Dickens will soon be published (Lee & Shepard).
in a single volume, uniform with the Macmillan dollar MR. J. K. Ellwood's “ Table Book and Test Prob- l edition of the novels. lems in Mathematics" (American Book Co.) is an ex- | Mr. Bliss Carman, the Canadian poet, is now engaged ceedingly useful little book for the teacher's desk. It in editorial work upon “Current Literature," having terincludes a collection of 78 “ theorems, rules, and form minated his connection with the New York - Indepenulas,” a set of logarithmic tables, and a great variety of
dent." carefully selected problems in arithmetic, algebra, and
The death of Xavier Marmier, October 11, makes a geometry.
vacancy in the French Academy, and another opportun“QUAKERS in Pennsylvania" is the title of the latest ity for the persistent M. Zola. Marmier was an arnumber in the “ Johns Hopkins University” Studies in
chæologist of wide reputation. Historical and Political Science." Dr. Albert C. Ap
The Putnams will begin the publication this fall of plegarth is the author, and his discussion embraces three
the “ Ariel Edition ” of Shakespeare's Works. There chief subjects, the customs and laws of the Quakers,
will be thirty-nine small pocket volumes, bound in their attitude towards the Indians, and their position
flexible leather, with some 500 illustrations by Frank upon the question of slavery.
Howard. MR. A. M. Cook's “ Shorter Latin Course," adapted
The Macmillans are to publish Coleridge in a onefor the use of American schools by Dr. J. C. Egbert,
volume edition, uniform with those of Tennyson, Wordshas just been published by the Macmillans. It is neat
worth, Arnold, and Shelley. This will really supply a in appearance, and, within its limits, very complete.
long-felt want. The same publishers send us an edition of Cæsar's "Hel
A series of three historical novels from the German vetian War,” adapted, like the grammar already men
of C. Falkenhorst are announced by the Worthingtioned, from an English text-book.
ton Company. “With Columbus in America," With Dr. D. W. JACKSON publishes a pamphlet entitled
Cortez in Mexico,” and “With Pizarro in Peru” are the “ A Discussion of the Drainage and Water Supply of
titles. Chicago” (Rand, McNally & Co.) He tells us that he voted for the adoption of the present drainage act, and
The Rev. Samuel Longfellow died October 3, in Portafterwards came to the conclusion that he had made a
land, Me., at the age of seventy-three. The biography
of his more famous brother, and numerous hymns, conmistake. He now urges its repeal, and describes another method of providing for the sewage of the city,
stitute his claim to literary remembrance. a method which he claims will prove equally effective,
F. J. Schulte & Co. announce two volumes of fiction; and cost only a small fraction of what it is intended to
one being short stories by Mr. Roswell M. Field, the spend upon the canal now being constructed.
other a novel, the joint production of Mr. Ambrose MERE MENTION must suffice for the following new
Bierce and Dr. J. A. Danziger, and partly adapted novels : “ The Wee Widow's Cruise in Quiet Waters”
from the German. (Cassell) is by "an idle exile," and is published in the
The Scribners have in press a new volume of essays by “ Unknown” library. “ East and West," by the Rev.
Richard Henry Stoddard, “Under the Evening Lamp." Edward Everett Hale (Cassell), is a story of just one
The papers, which are biographical and anecdotal as hundred years ago, and recounts the adventures of the
well as critical, relate to Peacock, Blake, Fitz Gerald, Ohio pioneers. “Nor Wife, nor Maid” (Hovendon) is Lord Houghton, and other authors. the latest product of Mrs. Hungerford's popular and - The Beautiful Land of Nod," an illustrated volume prolific pen. Miss Kate Jordan, who is responsible of poems, songs, stories, and allegories, by Mrs. Ella for “ The Other House” (Lovell, Coryell & Co.) ap Wheeler Wilcox, is an interesting addition to the jupears to be a new writer. Mrs. Molesworth's “Leona" venile announcements of the season. It will be pub(Cassell) is a story not for youth only, but one that lished by Morrill, Higgins & Co. may be enjoyed by older persons as well.
A volume of prose essays, entitled “ Excursions in Criticism," by Mr. William Watson, will soon be published in England. If Mr. Watson is as good a critic as
poet (which would, perhaps, be expecting too much), LITERARY NOTES AND NEWS.
the book will be an important one. Lord Tennyson's posthumous volume will be entitled " The United States Investor” of Boston offers $1000 " Akbar's Dream and Other Poems."
in prizes for essays on American cities and towns. The Mr. E. C. Stedman's essays on “The Nature and
best essay on any American city or town will receive Elements of Poetry” are concluded in the October“ Cen half the above sum. Messrs. Henry Cabot Lodge, tury,” and are soon to appear in book form,
Charles F. Crisp, and Julius C. Burrows will act as the Ibsen's " A Doll Home” was played this summer in judges. the Khedival theatre at Cairo, and is reported to have Mr. Samuel T. Pickard, 44 Exchange St., Portland, had great success.
Maine, who is Mr. Whittier's literary executor, desires • The Overland Monthly" for October has an inter- | the loan of any of the poet's autograph letters that may
be of help to him in preparing the poet's biography.
LIST OF NEW BOOKS. All letters sent him will be promptly copied and returned to their owners.
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From his Unpublished Correspondence. By J. J. Jusnovel.
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Sons. $3,50. A writer in "The Book Buyer" tells the following
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