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"the real bad relation, good people, is-as you might have known long ago if you had not wilfully courted your Own obsession-the uncle." In "England's Neglect of Mathematics' Prof. G. H. Bryan refers to applications of mathematics which usually go by other names, He talks of the Cambridge Wranglers; but when he suggests that the success of Kelvin shows the efficiency of the old Tripos, he must know that he is overstating things in a way which will not deceive the expert. Old Deeside its Songs aud Stories,' is an admirable last article by the late A. I. Shand, the notice of whom by the editor of The Cornhill might have been longer. Mr. C. S. Buxton tells the story of 'Ruskin College' at Oxford, an institution which would be more attractive if it produced less of the priggish element.
The Burlington Magazine opens with an important editorial article on The Preservation of Ancient Buildings. We hope that the Royal Commission announced to report on the subject will suggest something definite. It is absurd that a Government grant in aid of inspectors should be denied when public money is freely spent on less desirable objects. A Chief Inspector ought to be appointed at a reasonable salary, who would give his time and talents to the care of ancient monuments, and come down heavily on owners and local authorities who neglected their duties. Mr. Cecil H. Smith has an interesting article on a supposed 'Bronze Bust of Commodus,' found in the Tiber, and now belonging to Mr. George Salting. Not many people will recognize, unless they know history, Marcus Aurelius as "the author of the 'Reflections.' "The original The Nineteenth Century this month is an excep- best to adopt that in common use, viz., Meditatitle is awkward for English, but surely it would be tionally interesting number, and has several articles tions. The article is admirable alike in its conwell worth perusal. Sir Edward Sullivan has an ingenious defence of Shakespeare's mistakes in noisseurship and historical setting. Mr. Roger Fry geography, showing that the waterways of Lom- has an amply illustrated article on English Illubardy were much used, and that Bohemia had a minated Manuscripts at the Burlington Fine-Arts seacoast. Miss Rose Bradley has a pretty travel Club,' a splendid show which deserves the best of article on The Month of Mary,' as the Basques, critical recognition. Mr. G. F. Hill has a good like other Roman Catholics, call May. Mr. H. Harticle, also illustrated, on the medallist Lysippus; Statham, one of the most accomplished critics of while Prof. Holmes writes on 'Some Constable our day, has an outspoken paper on Art at the Puzzles' which have been illuminated by Mr. Franco-British Exhibition.' The Chase of the Algernon Graves's invaluable work on the British Wild Red Deer on Exmoor,' which begins this Institution. The Notes this month include the week, is the subject of an ingenious apologia by newly discovered name of Pisanello, which is Mr. R. A. Sanders. Mrs. Frederic Harrison is just Vasari. The cracks in the ceiling of the Sistine Antonio Pisano-not Vittore, as was gathered from beginning to be interesting on the Bastille when the article stops. What can be said in six pages or Chapel were, it is pointed out by Sir Hubert von so on such a subject? Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Herkomer in My School and My Gospel,' in some the Spy,' by Mr. A. J. Eagleston, is an amusing that he did this to persuade the Pope that he was cases painted by Michelangelo! It is suggested piece of literary history. When the two poets were blundering with his material. Mr. A. H. Maude is in Somerset, they spoke of a spy, whose existence has been doubted. His existence is now proved by not satisfied with this explanation, and thinks the official documents in the Home Office records. It trick was a mere caprice on Michelangelo's part. was not the presence of Thelwall, a notorious Under Art in America' Prof. Holmes notices democrat, that led to suspicion, but it was actually Rembrandt's portrait of himself (1658) and three supposed that the Wordsworths were French, and pictures by Van Dyck. These four pictures are respies. Sir F. C. Burnand has in Un Peu de Pick- produced, and, being all splendid examples of two wick à la Française an amusing and instructive masters, are acquisitions calculated to make any account of a truncated portion of Pickwick' as rendered in the Journal pour Tous.
IN The Fortnightly the best article is one on 'David Masson' by Mr. R. S. Rait, a well-informed personal tribute. 'Sweated Industries,' by Mr. G. R. Askwith, is important, as coming from a most competent authority. He considers that as minimum wages exist on all sides, and in some measure in nearly every trade, the difficulties alleged concerning their establishment are overrated. Prof. Churton Collins's address on 'The Literary Indebtedness of England to France' is a counterpart to M. Yves Guyot's address published last month. We notice that the Professor uses without inverted commas the phrase "the White City," invented, we believe, by the Daily Mail for the Franco-British Exhibition. Mrs. Billington-Greig writes an able article on The Sex-disability and Adult Suffrage.' Mr. T. H. S. Escott gossips agreeably on 'Court and
Crowd at Exeter Hall,' incidentally suggesting that "Brooks of Sheffield" in David Copperfield' was a reminiscence of a Brooks who in 1822 promoted the idea of "an unsectarian building for religious and scientific societies." A striking short story by Tourguénieff, 'The Dog,' concludes the number, and reads well in the version of Margaret Gough.
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