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A Book on Angling. By FRANCIS Francis. (Long that he killed throughout a whole day “ every mans.)-Of all styles of literary composition, the style struck," namely, nearly six pike, the smallest w flippant is the most offensive to good taste. Genuine between three and four pounds; and that ber humour is always welcome: we respect writing that several to the water for fear of exhausting the bears innate evidence of knowledge and research ; we And yet this is one of the many remarkab may even, in the case of some well-read authors, accomplished by Mr. Francis, who must, by 1 tolerate pedantry and forgive presumption ; but account, be a most wonderful angler. We re. flippancy is intolerable and unpardonable--for it is we have been compelled to speak in terms of di a cloak to cover nakedness of idea, a mask to hide of this volume; the more especially as it incapacity, a veil to disguise ignorance-an offence printed, well illustrated, and otherwise produc alike to gods and men. Mr. Francis has produced a handsome style, befitting the reputation of the book which is especially open to the charge of which publishes it. A good book on angling i flippancy. Announced as a “Complete Treatise on wanted. Mr. Francis's is not a good book, thou the Art of Angling in every branch," it is, in effect, sibly, if it were thoroughly revised and reconst but a réchauffé of other men's observations, garnished it would not be withont value to fresh water fish with egotism and spiced with lame jokes. We find Angling: a Practical Guide to Bottom Fishing, 1 nothing of importance in this volume concerning the Spinning, Fly Fishing; with a Chapter on Sea i best modes of angling, the various systems of hooks, By J. T. BURGESS. (Warne and Co.-Begini baits, and artificial flies, the natural history of fishes, the beginning, by describing the fish and the or the streams in which they are most abundant, that ratus necessary for their capture, Mr. Burgesi has not already been better said by Walton, Major, such practical instructions to the young an Bailey, Ephemera, or Ronald. To the last-mentioned cannot but prove useful, whether he fish with i writer's “ Fly.fisher's Entomology" Mr. Francis is, flies. The engravings and text detailing the indeed, indebted for all he seems to know about fly. of" tyeing a fly,” are very plain and concise; x fishing; while to Mr. Cholmondeley Pennel, whom he volume may be recommended as the best shi every now and then ostentatiously calls" my friend," worth on the subject of angling that has yet app he owes everything he prints about the habits and Our Constilution: An Epitome of our Chief L. habitat of British fresh-water fish. Following in the System of Government. By A. C. EFALD, wake of that clever Irishman, Fitzgibbon-who, with- (Warne & Co.)-Every reader of 8 Ders" out any great practical knowledge of angling, wrote aware of the difficulty of obtaining precise definu in the columns of Bell's Life in London, under the nom for many of the terms employed in Acts of Pa de plume of “Ephemera," some of the most original ment, legal documents, &c.; and numerous and entertaining chapters on bottom and fly fishing been the Handbooks that have professed to! that have appeared since the days of Walton and him. Few, however, do so in a complete of sa! Cotton, - Mr. Francis pens a series of desultory tory manner. Here is a book which, at first s chapters in the Field newspaper, and now publishes seems to be exactly what the unprofessional them as a “complete treatise on the art of angling. requires; but when we test it by reference to t1 But Fitzgibbon's pen was modest and unobtrusive, three questions about which we are onrselves em treating rather of the claims of angling as a science we find it strangely deficient. For instance, we than of his own feats with the rod; pursuing, in fact, to" Corn Laws," and we see it stated that Sir the pleasant vein that Walton popularized in his Peel's Bill of 1816 left “the trade in corn entirely i

Contemplative Man's Recreation," instead of boast. whereas, in truth, a duty of one shilling a quart ing, and quoting, and attempting to make bad puns. still payable on all wheat, barley, oats, rye, But Mr. Francis takes quite the reverse course; and, beans, and maize imported into British ports. A though he states that his book is intended to be “use. we look for “Flotsam and Jetsam," and tindi ful” rather than “decorative," continually wanders into properly described as goods floating upon the puerilities and egotisms that are more calculated to and goods cast into the sea from wrecked per offend than to inform his readers. We fully admit but we discover no definition of "Ligan," goods that the pursuit of the “gentle art" has a tendency to in the sea and fastened to a buoy in order that make anglers thoughtful, philosophical, and perhaps may be found again. Nor is there any definition crotchety; but we can conceive nothing in its theory terms “Jury of Matrons,'' "Maynooth Grant," : or practice that is essentially provocative of laughter. of Mortality,” and “Garden Pennies," though Mr. Francis must, however, have fancied that there local taxes called “Easter Dues" are explai was something very funny about fishing, for he Neither is there anything said about the "Ord never misses an opportunity of showing us what an the Thistle," though the Orders of the Bath and admirable word-twister he is. He begins his account Garter are described at length; nor any mento of bottom-fishing with a reference to Antony and such terms as Burghmote, Lord of the Manor, 1 Cleopatra, and presently tells us that the angler's of the Pix, Pie-Poudre Courts, Statute of Prænt object is “not merely to gorge his fish, but to make Regium Donum, Kight of Search, Royal Assent, their gorge-ons qualities serve his purpose.' He Marriage Act, Scot and Lot, “ Potwallopers," speaks of the appearance of a fisherman at the of Sederunt, Sign Manual, Ten Hours' Bill, TE stream's side as his “first advent; talks of the Right, Truck System, Bank Charter, Brevet E " discussion " of a gudgeon; says “barbel are a very and Treaty,-all of which are certainly necessar! restless fish, jumping out of the water all day long; book professing to explain the British Constitü! calls punt-fishing a passively apoplectic operation," What is done, however, by Mr. Ewald, is done we tells us that “fish do not conduct themselves like especially the introductory essay; and in his ® dancing dervishes or ballet-masters, and perform edition he will probably supply the debeler pirouettes in a fright; ” and apostrophizes men who which diligent revision will doubtless detect. take fish out of season in this fashion : “Ha! ha! ha! I hate a man who slaughters kelts and ill-con

Dealings with the Fairies. By G. MacDox ditioned fish, more than any other species of the

(Strahan)-Here aro five new and attractive : poacher going. What good does it do him? He has

tales, written on the old model, with improveme had his sport. Let him be satisfied; and let the poor

illustrated by a new artist, and enclosed in a tri beast live to grow fat and healthy, and don't take a

and handsome cover-a collection that includes mean advantage of starvation and illness. By Jove !

least one story with “ a purpose," and that, as a t. I could almost as soon kick an unoffending street.

seems calculated to delight the little readers. walker or a lying.in woman as kill kelts! What

Handbook for Executors, Administrators, and Trans brutes some fishermen sre! and how they disgrace (Pettitt.)-The man who makes his own will is sa our simple, pure, and honest calling! Fie on't! Out be the lawyer's best friend; but in this little book! upon them! Out upon them! Garbage collectors ! found such concise instructions on various Scavengers !"

Walton never wrote anything like connected with the distribution, investment, prinde this; and certainly never told ns, as Mr. Francis and liabilities of property, as, without supersedink does, in two places, that he killed a barbel, weighing necessity of an attorney in cases of difficults, six pounds and three-quarters, that was "hooked foul present to trustees and others a very clear and in in the back fin, with a single hair hook and line!" or ligible notion of their duties and responsibilities

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The History of the Norman Conquest. By E. A the present volumes to which we cannot bring our. PRELNUS, 11.1. (Oxford: Clarendon Press. 8vo selves to assent; and we doubt if the author will find 185.)—. Freeman's name is well known and more than two or three presumably competent persons thoroughly appreciated by all students of history. to agree with him ; but judging the work in its entirety, His "History and Antiquities of St. David's," written and overlooking what may be considered mere idio

syncrasies of the man and not defects of judgment in bort of Federal Government," and his numerous con. the author, we must pronounce this History of the tributions to the science of English architecture are Conquest to be a worthy addition to our stock of all admitteily characterised by breadth of thought, original and first-class historical compositions. Mr. and scate perception of the essentials of the subject Freeman, we are sorry to see, prints proper names in upon which he is engaged, as well as by an accurate

what he conceives is the genuine Old English spelling. knowledge of facts and a vigorous method of present. Why he should do so he gives us no further reason tent. This work will add to his reputation and than the example of Kemble and Lappenberg. Nor popularity: It is true, by reason of the plan he has have we ever heard a satisfactory reason assigned for adopted, that the instalment contained in this volume reverting to the disused method. If proper names, does not treat the events and the issues which here- why not common names that were in use at the time? tobore have interested the unscientific reader, and If the King, whom we call the Confessor, is known as been considered of great importance. We have in its Edward, why call him Eadward ? Why does not Mr. Pages Do description of the march of an army which Freeman call himself Eadward ? Nothing is gained seemingly settles the fate of a kingdom; no sensa. by the change. tional accounts of sensational crimes; no attempt At Home in the Wilderness. By " The Wanderer.” Even to whitewash any black-stained historical per: (Hardwicke.)-The portraitof" The Wanderer," which sotage. But Mr. Freeman confines himself to what forms the frontispiece to this volume, introduces as in reality was of momentous consequence to the after to a man who looks indeed as if he could "get along fortis and conditions of our constitution, and to the and surmount the difficulties by the way." Mr. John position and power of ourselves as a nation at the Keast Lord, author of this book, and also of another present day. He jastly regards the Conquest itself, which was well received—"The Naturalist in Van. not as the beginning of English history, but as its couver Island and British Columbia"-was attached chief turning point, and he seems to appreciate the to the British North American Boundary Commission; fact that, to the right understanding of that event, it and, after twenty years' experience as a rambler in is absolutely necessary that the precedent events of the various parts of the world, principally as a trapper, talier English bistory should be thoroughly, com- hunter and naturalist, in the districts east and west of prehended. He consequently, begins by laying before the Rocky Mountains, he now presents the results of the reader an elaborate and intelligible account of his observations for the benefit of such“, the formation from early beginnings of the king- as may follow in his footsteps. “Again and again," dom of England, describes the heathen period of con.

he tells us, “ friends and strangers have sought my quest, narrates the conversion of the people to Chris. guidance when fitting out to travel, either in the purtianity, and points out the various fluctuations of suit of sport and pleasure, or to seek a fortune in far. dominion between Northumberland, Mercia, and off lands as emigrants. Hence I am induced to offer a Wessel. He then proceeds to the consideration of few practical hints on the general details of travelling, the constitution of England in the tenth and eleventh trusting the rough suggestions I shall offer may prove centuries, and traces the origin of the Old English of use to those who are disposed to venture into a kingsháp and the powers of the Witenagemot. Having distant country, wherein wheels, steam, iron, and macthes brought to an end his survey of the political

adamised roads are unknown luxuries; and in which, condituon of England and its dependent states, he

as a Yankee once said to me in reference to Southern coariales the preliminary part of his subject by a

Oregon: “Stranger, you bet your bottom dollar & uvid sketch of the history of the Norman Duchy;

man has to keep his eyes skinned, his knife sharp, from its foundation to the time when Norman and and his powder dry, or he'll hav' nis har ris'd sure as English affairs came into contact and were amalga- feaver medicine if he travels in thim parts." In this makd. Having then shown how the Danes became

pleasant jovial way the “ Wanderer” shows how a Frenehmen in France and Englishmen in England,

journey should be commenced; how mules should be returns to our own island; and, taking up the be packed, how saddles should be adjusted, camps toread of his narrative where he left, he gives a de- arranged, logs split, fires made, traps laid, huts built, cauiled account of English affairs from the beginning of

what clothes should be worn, what arms carried, what those renewed Danish invasions, which paved the

necessaries are indispensable, and what may be left at muy for the still more eventful invasion of the Nor- home; how bread may be baked in a hole in the

ground, how comfortable seats may be made out of old This volume, as we have said, is an instalment. barrels, how swamps may be crossed and rivers forded; For the last twenty years, the author has at varions with much valuable information about the use of the imes been collecting materials for his work. He lasso, the breaking in of native horses, the manage

so much of it as would come ment of dogs, the taking of wild honey, the pursuit of doen to the actual accession of William the Conqueror,

game and the destruction of dangerous animals; in time for it to appear during the

year 1866,
the octo-

together with many useful hints about rough carthe main subject really intelligible from his point of elenary of the Conquest. But, finding that to make

pentery, substitutes for tobacco, the preservation of riek, il *23 necessary to treat the preliminary history

meat, cures for mosquito and snake bites, instructions st much greater length than he originally intended,

for amateur taxidermy, &c.

Narrative of the Overland Expedition of the Messrs. press. We are glad of the alteration in plan, as we prepared the present volume and sent it to the Jardine from Rockhampton to Cape York, Northern

Queensland. Compiled from the Journals of the wow have a more elaborate and trustworthy view of

Brothers, and edited by F. J. Byerley, Engineer of our early English history than we have ever had, or are likely to have, if Dr. Guest (who with Mr. Stubbs,

Roads. (Brisbane, Queensland: J. W. Buxton.) placed by our author at the head of living students

Queensland, the youngest of our colonies, was propire us the result of his long and successful labours. English history) does not come into the field and

bably unknown, even by name, to the great majority

of Englishmen before 1862, when she made a goodly Ks. Freeman's main position is easily explained. He

show, at the International Exhibition, of numerous F. Palgrave, believing that the Englishman in his works wuites the views of Thierry and those of the late Sir

specimens of woods, minerals, cottons, fleeces, cereals,

geological specimens, natural curiosities, native prosta forth only one-half the truth, and that the French

duce, and aboriginal decorations. Since then, she a moderator, and correcting the conclusions of both, man set forth the other half. Mr. Freeman comes as

has made a great stride, and successfully established

several new settlements, built various thriving towns, gives us a modified representation, which we believe

formed many miles of road, and even connected to be more in accordance with fact than that of either

Brisbane, her capital, with other towns by the tele.

graphic wire. Civilization is of rapid growth in proval of the work as a whole, we must mention that

Whilst thus expressing our apo there are numerous subsidiary views expressed in

Australia, but it proceeds from the sea-shores inwards. The interior of the vast continent is eren now a sort of terra incognita, though the colony of New South

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Wales was settled as long ago as 1788, and other parts ing, planting, pruning, &c., will be found just what of Australia for as much as forty years. In the summer cottager or small.grower requires-neither too lan of 1862, Sir George Brown, Governor of Queensland, nor too technical, but thoroughly plain and pracnal made a voyage of inspection to the northern part of Contributions to Natural History, chiefly in relation the colony, and recommended Port Albany, Cape York, the Foud of the People By a Rural D.D. Scan as a site for a new settlement. The following year

Edition. (Blackwood and Sons.)-The second edita the Government acted on his recommendation, and of this clever and amusing book raakes the pablie sent out a detachment of marines to assist in the for- quainted with the name of its anthor-Dr. D. E.did mation of the town, confiding the task of establishing of Rescobie, Forfarshire. That is not all, boven it to Mr. Jardine, then police-magistrate of Rock- for this second edition, though considerably redes hampton, a town four hundred miles distant, and in price, is greatly improved in many important a separated from it by wastes of hitherto unexplored spects. While the original chapters on horses and unknown country. Mr. Jardine, while making funguses as food for the people remain, the compare preparations to depart for the new station by sea, sug. tively unimportant treatise on “ pearl cultare." gested the desirability of an overland expedition, and replaced with " fish culture," and a new system proposed that his own sons should undertake it. The sea fishing." Several wood engravings hare been added Government readily acceded to this proposition; and to the text, and the whole has been careially revised the exploring party presently set out, accompanied by China ; a Brief Account of the Country, its Inhabitants a qualified surveyor, who acted as geographer, and and their Institutions. By SAMUEL Mossmax. (Society four native blacks. In the prime of youth, the for Promoting Christian Knowledge.) – Although brothers Jardine traversed over 1,600 miles of bush China is one of the largest countries in the world, and and forest, the last 250 on foot, in consequence of the though it has enjoyed the blessings of civilisation from loss of their horses; encountering such fatigues, priva- the earliest times, and has been known to Europeo tions, and disappointments as are only experienced by nations for many centuries, yet till the present dar ik such daring pioneers. But they succeeded in estab. internal economy and strange peculiarities have been lishing the fact that the interior of the country is in- as a sealed book to inquiring travellers. By the treaty habitable, and solved the geographical question as to negociated by Lord Elgin in 1800, the barriers of a the course of the northern rivers that empty them. clusiveness which had hitherto been erected about its selves into the Gulf of Carpentaria. This brilliant cities, were broken down, and now Englishmen may exploit is graphically detailed in the narrative before travel throughout the length and breadth of the flowery us, which is illustrated by a map of the route and land, almost as freely as they can in France ar Ger photographic portraits of the young explorers. “Had many. In this little volume, Mr. Mossman late poor Wills been associated with companions of the Editor of the “North China Herald,” gives his readers Jardine stamp," says Mr. Byerley, “there would have a good, but necessarily brief, account of China been a different tale to tell from that which lends so Proper; presenting the details of the geography and melancholy an interest to his name.” But whether population. the religious history, civilization, grert this be so or not, the narrative is intensely interesting. ment, language, literature, manufactures, and social

A Fern-book for Everybody. By M. C. Cooke. condition of the country and its people, in a series of (Warne and Co.)--No plants are so widely distributed graphic chapters, illustrated with a map andnumerant as ferns, and few are so beautiful in all their varieties. engravings. Of late years great interest has been displayed in the Domestic Management; or, Hints on the Training and culture of the more elegant species of ferns, and hence Treatment of Children and Servants. By Mrs. C. Dolo. books descriptive of their character and modes of cul. (Edinburgh : Nimmo.)--The physical and moral trsin tivation has attained considerable popularity. In this ing of children has, perhaps, been as fully discussel

Fern-book" all the British ferns are accurately by other writers, but we do not remember to have seen figured, and the necessary directions for the formation the vexed question of domestic servants so ably and of a fernery or a herbarium are given in concise and delicately treated as it is by Mrs. Doig. Recognising utechnical language. Lists are also presented of the fact, that the idea of a family is not complete ta such hardy foreign ferns as may be introduced into a less it includes every member--master, mistress, Wardean case or conservatory, and all proper instruc- children, and servant-she speaks of the reciproca! tions as to their management, growth, propagation, duties of each and all, and shows how good employees and peculiarities are so plainly set forth, that any make good servants, and vice versa. persons desirous of ornamenting a window, a conser- Velpeau's Lessons upon Surgical Diseases, Collersted vatory, or a garden, with specimens of these exquisite and Edited by A. REGNARD, and translated by W.C.B. cryptogaminous plants, may do so at a very small FIFIELD, M.D. (Boston, U. S. : J. Campbell. The expenditure of time or money. While few flowering lectures upon the diagnosis and treatment of surgical plants will bear the confined smoky atmosphere of a diseases, delivered in 1865 to the students of the ImLondon garden, or a city house, numerous varieties of perial Academy of Medicine, in Paris, by Professor the fern flourish abundantly, requiring less care than Velpeau, have been translated by Dr. F'ifield, for the the commonest fuschia or geranium.

benefit of his professional brethren in America. These The Practical Poultry.Keeper. By L. WRIGHT. (Cas. latest utterances of the celebrated operator and is sell and Co.)-On the general management of do. vestigator-here called the "King of Surgeons " ---** mestic fowl, on both large and small scales, with a view contained in ten chapters, severally devoted to profit or exhibition; the different breeds of fowls, fractures, affections of the joints, intlamnations ducks, &c., and the effects of crossing them, and the burns and contusions, statistics of operations, and artificial hatching of eggs, Mr. Wright makes some like subjects. very sensible observations ; but his book is principally Methomania : a Treatise on Alcoholic Poisawing. Du remarkable for the judicious use he has made of the Albert Day, M.D. With an Appendix by Dr. H. L. writings and experiences of others.

STOREN. (Boston, U. 8.: J. Campbell. ---Dr. Albert! The Orchard and Fruit Garden; their Culture and Day is the Superintendent and Physician of the Boston Produce. By ELIZABETH WATTS. (Warne and Co.) Home for Inebriates," and the alarming prevalenee

Miss Watts, already well-known as the author of of the vice of druukenness in America has so forte “ Flowers and the Flower Garden," the “ Poultry itself upon his attention, that he has issued this Keeper," and other works of like character, has in treatise with a view to direct the public mind to its this, her latest contribution to the literature of the direful

consequences-delirium, crime, strophy, cottage and family circle, given a very clear and con- paralysis, softening of the brain, insanity, idiotes, and cise account of the way in which the cultivation of death. fruit may be rendered a source of both pleasure and Ellerslic House. A Book for Boys. By Et profit. She shows how a piece of ground of any size LESLIE. (Partridge. -- " Stick to your principles between a pole and an acre, may be made to yield motto illustrated in this well-written tale of schoolboy abundant crops of apples, pears, cherries, gooseberries,

life.

Whatever personal acquaintance a lady may be currants, strawberries, raspberries, and many other supposed to have of the school duties of boys, their kinds of fruit, not only without any very great outlay, quarrels and reconciliation, their games and theu but also without any great expenditure of time or studies, their friendships and little mischiefs, their trouble. Her chapters on grafting and budding, train. triumphs and their failures, is made the most of by

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25 liss Leslie. There is a fashion in these stories, details of the “Quaker Missionary," whose advocacy

Irs. Heary Wood having set the example of telling a of social reforms was not contined to one neighbour. chool cale, it follows, almost as a matter of course, hood or one class of people, but equally concerned hat other ladies should try their pens in similar itself with the morals of the kings and queens, the con. enturas; and it is something to be able to write a dition of the slaves in America, and the state of book for boys, which boys will take pleasure in reading. the workpeople in mines and factories. As worker,

Elening and Stumbling. By JANES ERASMUS preacher, and philanthropist, he was incessantly mov. PHILIPTS, M.A. (Pivingtons. )-The Vicar of War. ing from place to place, principally on foot; but in master bes wisely united his three addresses, so that

1829, on his return from the United States, he retired they now appear as separate sections of our handy

to Tottenham, where he was well known and respected + little rolame. The first part treats of " seven com

by both rich and poor; and there he remained till his oh faults-grumbling, temper, thoughtlessness,

death in 1836, at the age of eighty-three. A portrait ser-armety, selishness, indolence, and self-will; the

of this remarkable man, taken from one made shortly socuad. of your duty and mine"-the duties of wives before his decease, forms the frontispiece. apå busbands, children and parents, servants and The Loung Man Setting out in Life. By W. GUEST, mesters, and the last, to "things rarely met with”- F.G.S. (Jackson and Walford.)-Four addresses, ingatiebee, meekness, unworldliness, humility, resigna. tended for the perusal of members of Young Men's tion, ani love of enemies,

Christian Associations, and young men generally, in times of the Celestial City, and Guide to the In- which the author " attempts to portray some of the kruoret, Edíburgh: Nimmo.)-The Rev. Dr. John

aspects of modern life, and some of the alarming and Nacarlane. in his Introductory Note" to this volume,

imperiling temptations with which modern habits, and FeaTy correctly says, we know but little of heaven," modes of opinion" surround the youth of great cities. The seriptnral descriptions of it are highly figurative,

The lectures, which are well and forcibly written, are and late, therefore, imparted a similar character to

severally entitled, —“ Life: how will you use it ? some of those treatises that have of late been pub.

Sceptical Doubts: how you may solve them ? Power Lished. Ve greatly prefer the real to the merely of Character: how you may assert it? And Grandeur feitu, and hence the plan adopted in this little

of Destiny: how you may reach it." Tark, which contains simple but instructive extracts, The Spirit Disembodied. By HERBERT BROUGHTON. upon the subject of the Paradise of God, taken from (Edinburgh: Nimmo.)-The scope of his treatise is the best suthors of every rank and sect.

thus stated by its author :-" The whole argument of Among the Wasses; or, Work in the Wynds. By the the existence of the disembodied spirit and our imPov. D. M.CCOLL, of Glasgow. (Nelson and Sons.)- mortality, is grounded upon the existence of the

The Wyad of Glasgow are long, narrow, filthy lanes Deity-which is not assumed, but proved." Taking | in the heart of the city, packed close, froin cellar to these propositions as irrefragable, Mr. Broughton goes Utet, with the poorest and most disreputable classes on to argue by deduction, that there is an eternal, e the working population. These dingy, ill-venti- thinking, acting spirit disconnected with man's malated placa se etunded with whiskey.shops and other terial body, which spirit may exist either in conjuncindesirable adjuncts of poverty and

crime ; and, like tion with, or separate from the living organism. This the L Watuinster and Whitechapel of London, are

theory leads naturally to a consideration as to the Sellom visited by any respectable people but those ministry of angels, the recognition of souls in heaven,

ad are esmpelled by business. In these wretched and life after death-all which topics are discussed neighbourhoods philanthropists began to labour, with considerable force of language and reverent BEBE let years ago, in order to bring their inhabitants

power of conviction. na selise ci their social misery, and, if possible, im- Marvels of Creation. (Nelson and Sons.)-The sub1932pne the condition of the place and its people. To

jects illustrated by pen and pencil pictures in this i larze extent they were successful, as this volume pretty little book are-earthquakes and volcanoes, alienar.orily proves

. Churches were built, schools caverns and deserts, glaciers and icebergs, coral islands, stabibed, honses repaired, filth removed, airless

cataracts, and ocean currents. azes opened out to the light; lectures and house to Parkyn Jeffcock, Civil and Mining Engineer. A site risitations organized, prayer meetings, addresses,

Nemoir. By his Brother, J. T. JEFFCOCK, M.A. w rebginas services founded, and numerous refor- (Bemrose & Lothian.) On the 12th of December last alors movements commenced, in places which had

a telegram from Barnsley was delivered in Derby, Hurto seemed to defy the efforts of missionary and

The Oaks pit is on fire, come directly.” Mr. Par. tres of the clergyman and the well-meant efforts balandıropist, and reject with equal scorn the minis. kyn Jeffcock, the managing engineer of the colliery,

received it, answered it; telegraphed the news to the capitalist. Though much has been done, much London, with the addition, “ I'm off there," and went remains to be accomplished; and the publication immediately to Barnsley, where he learned that an exWr, Maccoll's volume can scarcely fail to enlist ons in this good work, among the masses in the

plosion had occurred in the coal mine, and that three hundred and forty men and boys were at that mo.

ment lying either dead or dying in the dark bowels Por. R. STEEL. (Nelson and Sons.)-Here we have De Christian Teacher in Sunılay-Schools. By the of the earth. The brave young man reached the the teacher's life, the teacher's knowledge, his library,

pit's mouth between nine and ten o'clock on a Wed. dass choir, motive, model, and reward-each topic

nesday morning. It was necessary that the mine

should be explored, and that some brave leader should Sukning a book which seems entirely adapted to its starring a chapter full of suggestion : the whole take charge of the expedition. There might still be

a few workers alive in the dreary pit, though columns panthat of familiarising its readers with the practical details of teaching and presenting them with

of flame and smoke were rushing up one of the shafts, examples of the way in which even the humblest may

and every instant giving the lie to the supposition.

Without hesitation Mr. Jeffcock led the forlorn hope, Thean Shillitoe, the Quaker Missionary and Tem.

and desceuded into the pit; his example giving PATCH Pioneer. By W. TALLACK, (S. W. Partridge.)

strength and encouragement to his intrepid followers. The names of Thomas Shillitoe and Peter Bedford,

There in the sulphurous working of the exploded the Spitalfields philanthropist, are better known to the

mine he and his followers remained for hours, seekhai beard anything of temperance societies and refor: Door than to the general reader. Long before the world

ing for any of the men who might providentially have

escaped the attack of their invisible enemy-the matury movements, these two men laboured energe

deadly choke-damp--and gatherirg together the ticalls to mitigate the evils of drunkenness, to waken

ghastly heaps of slain. Explosion followed explothe sympathies of the wealthy in favour of the slave,

sion. One man only of those who were in the pit etpose the abuses then rampant in our prisons wal workhouses, and generally, to throw light into

when the first alarm was given escaped with life, and

the hero of the hour fell a sacrifice to duty, and at dark places. That they succeeded, in a great measure,

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