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statement of the causes to which the distinctive temper and form of last century literature are to be ascribed. The rise of the periodical essay, and of the novel in particular, seems to us to be due almost entirely to such causes. They owed next to nothing to foreign influences or examples; but were a genuine English product, the result of new conditions in English society and politics. The book is disfigured by numerous errors of the press.

C. T. W.


The Gospel by Mark. According to the Authorized Version, in Phonetic Spelling. By C. W. K. For a First Reading Book. Square 16mo, pp. 118. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. 1882.

This little pamphlet aims to furnish a specimen of phonetic spelling for public adoption. It is not unpleasing to the eye, and can be easily understood at sight by any master of our current orthography. How far it excels the methods proposed by others, we are not sufficiently versed in details to express an opinion. We are prepared, like good Catholics, to accept the decisions of the best "center of unity" that can be established.

Sunday Laws. By Hon. E. L. FANCHER, LL.D. 16mo, pp. 14. New York: Phillips & Hunt. 1883.

The views of an able jurist, showing and maintaining the wisdom of the Sabbath institution, and its basis in the genius of our government.

The Church Lyceum, Its Organization and Management. By Rev. T. B. NEELY, A.M., Author of "Young Workers in the Church; or, The Training and Organization of Young People for Christian Activity," and President of the Representative Lyceum of Philadelphia. With an Introduction by Bishop HENRY W. WARREN, D.D. 12mo, pp. 216. New York: Phillips & Hunt. Cincinnati: Walden & Stowe. 1882.

We expect to furnish a full Review Article of this book by an amply competent hand.

Energy. Efficient and Final Cause. By JAMES M'COSH, D.D., LL.D., D.L., Author of "The Laws of Discursive Thought" "Emotion," etc; President of Princeton College. 8vo, pp. 55. Paper. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.


THE TOBACCO QUESTION. Three Essays. The Evils of the Use of Tobacco by Christians. By Rev. I. L. KEPHART. A.M. The Tobacco Habit-Its Nature and Guilt. By Rev. M. R. DRURY, A.M. If Rum, then Tobacco. By Rev. M. H. AMBROSE. A.M. With an Introduction by Prof. LANDIS, D.D. 12mo, pp. 175. Dayton, O.: United Brethren Publishing House. 1882.

Shakespeare's History of Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Edited, with Notes, by WILLIAM J. ROLFE, A.M., Formerly Head-Master of the High School, Cambridge, Mass. With Engravings. Square 8vo, pp. 161. New York: Harper & Brothers.


The Two Noble Kinsmen. Written by the Memorable Worthies of Their Time, Mr. JOHN FLETCHER and Mr. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Edited, with Notes, by WILLIAM J. ROLFE, A.M., Formerly Head-Master of the High School, Cambridge, Mass. With Engravings. Square 8vo, pp. 200. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1883.

The Christmas Tree. A Story of German Domestic Life. By HENRIETTA SKEL16mo, pp. 279. Cincinnati: Walden & Stowe. New York: Phillips & Hunt. 1883.



One Winter's Work. By Mrs. A. M. M. PAYNE, Author of Rhoda's Corner," "The Cash Boy's Trust," Across the Water," etc. 16mo, pp. 231. Cincinnati: Walden & Stowe. New York: Phillips & Hunt.


Thirteenth Annual Report of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, for the Year 1882. 8vo, pp. 101. Columbus, O.: Ohio State Journal Printing Establishment. 1883.

Proceedings of the New England Methodist Historical Society, at the Third Annual Meeting, January 15, 1883. 8vo, pp. 31. Boston: Society's Rooms, 36 Bromfield-street. 1883.

Prophetic Dates; or, the Days, Years, Times, and other Epochs Spoken of by the Prophets, which Point Out the Rise and Fall of Kingdoms and Churches, the Coming of Christ, the End of the World, and the Resurrection. By Rev. J. J. CLEVELAND. 16mo, pp. 83. For sale by Rev. J. B. Hill, San Francisco, Cal. 1883.

FRANKLIN SQUARE LIRRARY: It Was a Lover and His Lass. A Novel. By Mrs. OLIPHANT, Author of "The Chronicles of Carlingford," "The Greatest Heiress in England," etc. My Connaught Cousins. A Novel. By the Author of "The Queen of Connaught," "Madge Dunraven," etc. Bid Me Discourse. A Novel. By MARY CECIL HAY. James and Philip Van Arteveld. Two Episodes in the History of the Fourteenth Century. By JAMES HUTTON, Author of "Missionary Work in the Southern Seas," etc. George Vanbrugh's Mistake. A Novel. By H. BADEN PRITCHARD, Author of "Old Charlton," "Dangerfield," etc. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1883.

Harper's Bazar. Vol. XVI. No. 5. 1883.

Haydn's Dictionary of Dates and Universal Information Relating to All Ages and Nations. Seventeenth Edition. Containing the History of the World to the Autumn of 1881. By BENJAMIN VINCENT, Librarian of the Royal Institution of Great Britain; Cor. Mem. Hist. Soc., New York. Revised for American Readers. 8vo, pp. 796. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1883.


Shandon Bells. A Novel. By WILLIAM BLACK. Author of "A Princess of Thule," Macleod of Dare," "Madcap Violet," "That Beautiful Wretch," "Sunrise," etc., etc. Illustrated. 12mo, pp. 414. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1883.

Old Greek Education. By J. P. MAHAFFY, M.A., Fellow and Tutor, Trinity Coll., Dublin; Knight of the Order of the Saviour; Author of "Social life in Greece," "A History of Greek Literature," "A Primer of Greek Antiquities," etc. 12mo, pp. 144. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1882.

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