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is so much information condensed into 80 small a space are here quite out of place. If a gentleman who has or rendered so easily accessible. Its avowed airn is been engaged in the education of members of families of modest, while its informatiou is far-reaching, and it will the upper ranks finds himself moved to record his ex. do good work towards fostering a study that has been periences in print, we can see no objection to the course. sadly neglected in England,
À disciple of Dr. Arnold, as Mr. M.Knight evidently is,
might, one would suppose, give to the world, without Cinderella. By Marian Roalie Cox, (Nutt.) the violation of private confidences, much that it might It is natural and desirable that books printed like this be well to boar in mind, but the
rector of Silk Willoughby for the Folk .lore Society should be thorough. The has not accomplished this. His recollections mostly prettiest of children's tales has its value as a contribu- relate to himself and his own feelings-things which are tion to our knowledge of comparative folk-lore, and has of very little importance to any one except the author's to undergo classification and analysis. If in the bands immediate friends. The only thing we can find which of the botanist the flower suffers, there is always the will remain in the roader's memory when he has shut consolation of knowing that the reproductive forces of the volume is the account of a circular storm which nature are inexhaustible, and that flowers enough to visited Lydiard on November 1, 1873. It seems to have satisfy the lover of beauty will be forthcoming. In the prevailed over a very circumscribed area, but to have present case a similar form of consolation has to be caused great destruction within
the narrow limits wherein sought. Miss Cox bas given 845 variants of Cinderella,' | its effects were folt. It was, Mr. M.Knight thinks, "g *Catskin,' and. Cap o' Rushes,' abstracted and tabulated. perpendicular cyclone," that is, " that instead of sweepThese sbrink to the shortest dimensions, and are as balding over a certain horizontal space on the earth's surface as they can be. For the purpose of the comparative ......it bad come from a considerable height in the atmofolk-loriat, however, they are all that can be desired, and sphere, with its contre of gyration high in the air." We further expansion would swell to gigantic dimensions a are not sure whether this will meet with the approval book already large. The tales, meanwhile, in extended of meteorologists, but the author's interpretation of the or literary form, are accessible elsewhere. In the pre- phenomena ho witnessed is certainly worthy of attention. fatory portion and in the bibliographical index is matter Lydiard Manor deserves a good history. Mr. of enduring value. In the former Miss Cox shows M.Knight's book will certainly not stand in the way information practically inexbaustible. A pregnant in- of any such work. We may be excused from further troduction by Mr. Andrew Lang ushers in one of the criticizing the author's labours when we tell our readers most important and scholarly of contributions to folk- that for the meaning of the word "demesne " be thinka lore.
it necessary to refer to a modern essay-writer who is Our Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy. in no sense distinguished for his knowledge of feudal By Joseph and Elizabeth Robins Pennell. (Fisher tonores, and that he regrets that the history of Lydiard Unwin.)
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