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MISTAKE : MISTAKEN (8th S. ii. 404).— I have appear that moral laxity was combined with cruelty.” been very careful in the use of these words ever Tho characteristic merits of Lewes

are said to have been since Prof. Hodgson, in his 'Errors in the Use of clear good sense, independent criticism, and unflagging

vivacity." Douglas Jerrold is said to have called bim English' (1885), called attention to their frequent too unequivocally” the ugliest man in London. Mr. misuse. I do not think any one who has not Stephen also deals with Monk Lewis. The “ Monk” is paid special attention to the matter can be aware said to have been in part owing to Lewis's interest in how frequent that misuse is. Hodgson gives no The Mysteries of Udolpho.' One of the most important instance of it earlier

than Cowper ; but it is much biographies is that of David Livingstone, of whose boyish older than that. It has the authority of Bailey Vetch gives an unsurpassable account. Of Mr. Lionel and of Littleton, and doubtless it was common Cust's many interesting and adequate notices of painters, enough long before Littleton's time. There is an that of Sir Peter Lely is perhaps the brightest. Dealinstance of it in Milton ("Samson Agonistes,'907), ) ing with subjects of which he has unexampled mastery,

Mr. C. H. Firth writes the lives of William Lenthall, the where Dalilah says:

Speaker of the House of Commons, and John Lilburne, I was a fool, too rash, and quite mistaken

political agitator. Mr. G. F. Russell Barker, still a mainIn what I thought would have succeeded best.

stay of the book, sends many important biographies, It does not seem difficult to give a “meta- including that of the late Lord Granville and that of pbysical explanation” of the confusion. A mistake Charles Lennox, third Duke of Richmond. Few disis an error; ergo, every error is regarded as a mis- brilliant gifts of Prof. Laughton; nor does the name of

tinguished naval heroes cballenge in this volume the take, and to be mistaken as being in error.

Dr. Norman Moore appear to any medical celebrity of the C. C. B. first water. The Rev. Wm. Hunt writes learnedly upon

Leofric, Earl of Mercia, upon Leofwine, and upon Roger Miscellaneous.

Leybourne. Mr. J. M. Rigg sends many valuable lives,

among which are those of Leone Levi. Count Leslie, and NOTES ON BOOKS, &c.

Leopold, Duke of Albany. The life of Lever is entrusted Dictionary of National Biography. Edited by Sidney to Dr. Richard Garnett, who supplies a very readable and

Lee. Vol. XXXIII. Leighton to Lluelyn. (Smith, excellent account. Among bis Scottish poets Mr. Thomas Elder & Co.)

Bayne has to do with one man of high interest in John One more volume of this truly national undertaking bas Leyden. He also deals with the Leightons, Robert aud seen the light with the exemplary punctuality the editors William. Canon Venables writes on Francis

Lennard, have taught us to expect.

Little change is, of course, fourteenth Lord Dacre. Mr. Hamilton is responsible for to be traced. Improvement is scarcely to be hoped in á Mark Lemon, and Canon Scott Holland pays an enthuwork the excellence of which has won universal recog-siastic tribute to Canon Liddon. Mr. Thompson Cooper, nition, while falling off is not to be expected. Mr. Lee Miss Bradley, Mr. Earwaker, Mr. Walter Rye, Mr. has, indeed, got bis team thoroughly

in hand, and, to Warwick Wroth, and Mr. Charles Welch are also reprecontinue the sporting metaphor, allows no change of sented in the volume. style or pace, and no sign of fatigue to be exhibited. Of

With the appearance of the Christmas number of the six or eight articles which Mr. Lee himself con- L'Art et l'Idée the publication of that periodical is tributes-biographies which, with a view to profit by arrested for a twelvemonth. The only excuse for this them, bis supporters are bound to study-three or four is that M. Octave Uzanne has wearied of the editorial are of importance. John Leland, the King's Antiquary, labours in which he has persisted for fourteen years, and the only bearer of that distinction, comes first. Of the seeks an opportunity to buve a bol day and visit the few known incidents of Leland's life Mr. Lee gives an Chicago Exbibition. In 1894 the publication will be account which is a model of succinct statement. The resumed. The present number has a very interesting chief value of the biography consists, bowever, in the account of 'Peintres Lithographes Contemporains,' with full bibliography, embracing a certain amount of descrip- a series of original designs which are full of character tion and analysis, which is furnished. Not less valuable and talent. Les Centres Litteraires aux États Unis is the account of the use that has been made of Leland's gives portrnits of many literary celebrities of New York, material. Of even more importance is the account of as Mark Twain, Lawrence Hutton, W. D. Howells, John Sir Roger L'Estrange, the most prolific of pamphleteers Burroughes, &c. and translators, “the dog Towzer " of Defoe and otberg, the most arbitrary of licensers of the press,

IN tbe Journal of the Ex-Libris Society (A. & C. the favoured of James 11., and the member

for Win Black) the editor criticizes Hogarth as a book-plate chester. His coilection of the fables of Æsop and designer. Mr. Wright holde that Hogarth did design other eminent mythologists is described by Mr. Lee book-plater, and reproduces many illustrations that may as the most extensive in existence. After quoting pass for such. The article bas much value. Mr. Asbconcerning L'Estrange opinions so various as that of worth sends a list of Yorksbire book-plates of the sevenClarendon, who describes him as," a man of a good and Mr. John Leighton are among the contributors.

teenth and eigbteenth centuries. Mr. Albert Hartshorne condemns him as a pattern of bad writing, Mr. Lee Under its energetic management the society flourishes. holds that he is seen to best advantage in his transla- A VERY remarkable article in the Fortniyhtly is that hy tions, wbich, although " not literal.......are eminently the Rev. H. R. Haweis on 'Ghosts and their Photos' (sic). readable." Very striking is the account Mr. Lee gives The writer opines that it is possible to secure, by of William Lilly, be notrologer, whose life appears to means of highly sensitive plates, proof of the presence have been more adventurous and varied in interest than of ghosts, invisible to mrist human organs. He holds, that of most charlatane. As was to be expected, Mr. indeed, that this has been done, though chiefly, we fancy, Leslie Stephen deals with the life of Georgo Henry if not wholly, at spiritualistic gatherings. Mr. Corbet Lower. Over what must always be regarded as its prin- sends some grave statistics as to The Increase of Incipal incident he glides lightly, saying that " it does not sanity,' which he is disposed to attribute to the excessive

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use of alcohol. The Benefits of Vivisection,' with China. • The Stateomen of Cumberland supplies some regard to the cure of tetanus, are sbown by Mr. A. interesting gossip concerning these worthies. Coppen Jones. Writing on · Michelangelo,' Mr. Herbert Tomb of Alexander the Great,' 'On the Old KnightsP. Horne expresses great admiration for the recent work bridge Road,' and 'On Thomas Bewick,' the last by of Mr. Symonds on that master, and accepts as satis- Mrs. Ritchie, may all be read with pleasure and profit. factory the views of the latest biographer as to the rela- --In Temple Bur, Letters of a Man of Leisure deals tions of the sonnets. A curious and uncomfortable ex. with the remains of Edward Fitzgerald, from whose perience of Mr. D. R. O'Sullivan is dercribed in Tierra letters ample extracts are made.

A fair paper on del Fuego.' Mr. Sullivan was shipwrecked in the Straits Ariosto follows, and is, in turn, succeeded by a life of of Magellan, and had to live, or, rather, starve, in Fuegia Samuel Palmer, the landscape painter. Gower Street for some months. His impressions concerning the couniry and its Reminiscnces' may also be read with pleasure. and the people, whom, at secondhand, be describes a8 - uld Church Steeples,' in the Gentleman's, has plea"gatires upon 'mankind," are vividly conveyed. The sant antiquarian flavour. Mr. Rodway describes A article has extreme interest. In a remarkably excellent Garden in the Tropics, and there is a paper on Mills number of the Nineteenth Century the Aspects of and Millers,' a suggestive subject. In Belgravia, The Tennyson of the editor is the principal feature. Full Maréchal de Retz' is described as the original Blue Beard. of interest and value are the indications afforded. No- -An article on Burne Jones and bis Art,' in the wbere, indeed, do we seem to get so full and satisfactory English, Illustrated, reproduces very many fine designs. an insight into the personality of the poet. Every pas- Song Birds of India' gives some very interesting inforsage pays perusal, and many call for close study. With mation. A portrait and memoir are supplied of 'The this delightful article one naturally associates the fine Archbishop of Westminster,' and there is a good descrip• Threnody: Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by Mr. Swinburne, tion of Through the Pyrenees in December. -Mr. which opens the number closed by Mr. Knowles. Mr. Lang, in Longman's, deals wholly with Mary Stuart Edward R. Russell writes zealously and ably upon Mr. and the Casket Letters.'— Humours of Rustic Psalmody'

Irving's " King Lear,"' the conception of which he repays attention in the Cornhill. approves. He is a little severe upon critics, many of Part LXIV. of Old and New London, containing an whom he credits with “a decided lack of acquaintance extra sheet, leads off the publications of Messrs. Cassell with the text ” of 'Lear,' and puzzles us by a reference & Co. The reader is kept south of the river, and carried to "Mr. Furlong's Variorum edition,", a work of the through Kennington, of which a picture showing it in existence of which we have never beard. Is it possible 1780 is given, South Lambeth, and Blackfriars Road. that he means Mr. Howard Furness ? Happiness in He is shown Bethlehem Hospital, Christ Church, WestHell'has, as was to be expected, elicited a reply from minster Bridge Road, Rowland Hill's Chapel, the the othodox Catholic point of view; and those whom Rotunda, &c.- Cassell's Storehcuse of General InformaProf. Mivart bad perhaps cheered are told that the tion completes Vol. IV., the title-page, &c., to which are views expressed are calculated to do immeasurable given. - The Life and Times of Queen Victoria, Part migcbiet to the souls of men." * Modern Poets and the XXIV., reaches 1888. The work, which has portraits of Meaning of Life' repays serious attention. Lord Grim- Mr. Gladstone and Sir George Trevelyan, is thus all but thorpe expounds at some length bis views on Archio completed. tecture,' and the Countess of Jersey depicts brightly • Three Weeks in Samoa.'-In the Nero Revier Mr. MR. A. W. TUER (The Leadenhall Press, E.C.) writes : Archer breaks very gallantly a lance with Mr. Swin. “Will some one generously lend me for a few days his burne, and a second with Charles Lamb, the subject copy of 'Margarita Philosophica' (1503), containing an being 'Jobn Webster, whom Mr. Archer bolds to have engraving of a female bolding in one hand a key she is been not, in the special sense of the word, a great about to apply to the lock of a door, and in the other a dramatist,' but a great poet, who wrote huphuzara bornbook, which she is offering to a little boy. The dramatic or melodramatic romances for an engerly kindnees will be remembered." receptive but semi-barbarous public." Canon Wilberforce, rebuking Dr. Ernest Hart, neglects to verify bis

Notices to Correspondents. quotations, and misquotes Cowper. Prof. Charcot deals with The Faith Cure,' the Hon. Rodel Noel with

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