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T with inimitable lightness of touch jiortrai the world for a background ; the German the forest as he catalogues the trees will labour ; while the Saxon anil the Celt in their home-l)Ound jieople the picture of Ui work in due prop»rtions. But if the masterpiece» of travel and due to those who have not travelleord Salisbury's be suggested by the complaint of . Jc the Forlnitjidlif lieviev; tliat there are now English men of letters to be found. IUpl M*l Mm«r*iikdti M "^t BMaof tk*M»-p»i Bl N* Jolm Brttt •nd Bany Moon, of Ifr. The ){*n)« is p Uyi Ml witli deeperate eurueatiiess. An elaborate otiipiette is pr*s«-rii:e"d (leal bettor, in fact, than the average ; but we should hartlly have tlioupht them imi Hirtant enough to be rendered into a stranpi' ' toiipue. la (act, tb tlukl're ant-oe«:miics 'll uiver h M:k iiapluy Meal." " i Lucetur Ui rr-rauco will be free — frm la' Kfcca iv say. II., Mvi Md and «alu|«d «dltioa (Willbu M sad Norgate, 18a.). r'« great work on biology bam beeono a c Unic in b U lifo- k Bd it U BMttor for oongfrnta Ution that bo baa boon •paivd to r DTiae it and bring it into accordauw witb recent advanoea in the acleiie e . abow that the ancient poeta and (ihilosophc an allegory tbe latoat discovenea of mo^— iri Xdw) of choii in tlie production of lava, or of rock in ii mol When each " Cyclop " gives ! lication, witb many admirable picturea and dii in a manner worthy of th(1 dnughtrr of tho huh. But as one who has known him now for forty years, I will jot down some personal reminiscences of him in his London and Coniston homes, I have said elsewhere all that I could say of his genius, I will try to give some rough sketch of what he was in the flesh. He was teaching a class in drawing at the Working Men's College, where I then took a class in history. For he alone has posicssed t secret of success which lies in Um natnr observation and a pleasing personality. Livingstone i their ardent brothers are almost equally wil is curioiu-t to obserx'e that Stanley and ^ their works are in English aod for an Ei audience, almoot utterly lack the charm There is a hardness aliout the work whicl too truly, the professional explorer. And if we vero ra ia Uhol Ud " The Pro-ltnphuolitc," while a aeparate (hapter ia darottdl moml«ra of tha Brotlierlx Miii, which (Miginally in •culptnr Tbcmiui Woidnor aiul tlia wvll-kno«n writan Stoveoii Hod . Amooc ttw artia U whom Mr Bil»MBti(NMMiiitm Madb]r Pi«. " It is quite a feat to make ton correct judj^ments in siiccoosion." for the olfactory nerres pet jaded lonp Iteforo the queer n-athetic contest is over and all the ten packages of inccnsv are consumed. I'd gather all men," I'd say, ' Itberlies," I'd aay ; paiajeem," I'd aay. say, ooulrerw iv tuat gr-reui ciiy is worn out witn i Mur « an' ye'U Uiid pieuiy iv wurruk tu do. John Kiske, whose reoaat moat i Hportant review in another column, is also tbe aotbor of A C&x Si'i KKCK, AND Orata Kas AT* (Maeaiil Ua, Da. Th rather misleading— ooly four oat of tba fbartaea assay* \titiiig Tnb Pblxoiplm or Bu Moor, bj Harbarl Spenoer, Vol. Yeara must have been spent in ( volume, anil we fear it haa no value at all. 'Tift Britain by the northern iten, 'Ti» Britnin t)y the wmtherii fonm, .\nil thy brave son*, who far fi-oni thoo Miut cloae their eyea, atill alcop at homo, B, PAUL NKUMAN. It is so with John Huskin, who ha.s been as silent as if he were in the grave for some fourteen years, during all wliich time the busy world has, for the most part, l)een as silent about his life and work as he has been himself, I liave no thought of adding to the essays in which he is now being judged. (juit«* convincing, on till" ot Iii T Imnil, in Mr. , Mho publiaheal it, in frvnah, is tl» At{iinio Town and Bulawayo are known to Deverviix. Wood ia ona of tlie fuw modem writera who, after tka faakioa of tka writora of tka aifubtecntb oonturj', travel on tka baatoa track, and writa placid books about their experience*, tai lin g ua wlut w««UMir tley had, and wliat they aaid tu waiters, nki Witiwiiiaiila, and keadlaa, and Bllinj; in the apace with notes on tka kiatotiaal aaaodationa of the placea viail»d. Tne teat to Uoi TBd wbararar poaaible la that oi the Naplea MH. Piehafd-Cambrldg* haa MMlwtakeii a nae Tui work in editing hia Uaxn Coiuc KBAOMom (Clarendon Preaa, 6a.). His ideas, his admiration, or h seemed to flash out of his spirit and escape hia But it was always what he lo\-ed. I incline to think that the violence and arrogance which were imputed to him came of a kind of literary carfrw« which he never attempted to control. Cutlibert Iladden't protent a^ainut the tinkering of Iijnm M in tli» interextn of theolofjical cn^a ix )MTliikii M not wiiully convincing. Douf^liv H Fit'sh Held (if nine others sulwcribe the same amount) 100 Mr. UH|rina Ujr wnti Mi is Uan Ma, imiaicatvil by a «la«owiilant at mtm t4 %tm r^-' - • Vasi-.! It ahouid be aaid, occupy an exactly equal number of Un M. No boy OM out all that he enjoyed and wanted with freedom : no girl could be more humble, unassuming. It remains a poyohological puzzle how one who could write with p«.«i«ion and scorn such a* Oariyle or Byron never reached, who in print was so often Adtanativt oontra muudunu and opened every aoaertion with *♦ I ki Kwr," waa in private life one of the gentlest, Sayest, hnmblent of men. in their several spheres by Zola, Ibsen, ar only consolation we can offer to lighten . Joseph Jacobs must Iw that the situ similar at the beginning of the nineteentli Wordsworth found "ec|ually a want of l nrtirl»'H of liti-rnry intrrmt. lliibi-rt I'aul writ'-w on Suift an " Tin* Prince of Journal i Ht H." Mr. Connn Doyle (jht anninn, when the scheme asminie H apracticnl hiusis) 10 Mr. Javelle was not a clinilier of exceptional intrepidity, and ae Mom broke J J. bat m Mmt Im a«taf« of Um M|mhtiu« nwhrtilw to Umk tar t U* I l~»-«l Mr«a yftm* \mtan D» Hmmmm»'» «iett to TIm** waa m«Ii aa mi aooomt of H, s Wiai ll Mt IJm is Mtjr MBONvwte, Mia U. " Uut, mong liquor deitler, wtiat ya propoaa 'd d( France," says tu' fresident. tiut's th' uaao," aaya I, " Vr-maoa, oag depopylated," 1 says. 'Ihe original poema are printed oppoaile the Knglish veniiona of them, whien. 8i of I'olypheinus, " instead of being a ai Uy story with a preiioateroua transformation, is of a volcanic outuurat and its after etfecls." urammod with the most " preposterous transfor Thus, Tirav IS derived from rl rat/y^tm), " e molecular matter." A " Titan is a molaci fi/M, and is the same word as pin "by a sim Diet ia derive applied Art, with nil an Hlraiigu apocially dc%-oted to the sulijoct, and scutativo workers in the Held of decorntivc A Vol. The conscjousness of hia own pa Mio and the bound leas love and duty that he owe parents could not be expreeaed in a way more b One could almost imagine it was in the ~ youthful Christ when he said to his mothei. " In personal manner Rnskin was alwaya, in perience, the very mirror of courtesy, with -- ■- ' chnrm of spontaneous lovingneea. Oladstone, nor the simplicity of Tourg^nieff — to name some eminent of courteous demeanour — it waa simply the irr**] bubbling up of a bright n.itnre full to the fai enthusiasm, chi\'alry, and affection. really savage violence, who had such hitter worda letters to hia beat friends, who is asti Ally charg inordinate arrogance and conceit. (Tobnm Mkcd ii M to tfli him vhitt Plato had written about the ordw of aoriety. Not only «iu he in aorial interooar«e one of the motit coa Tteooa and rreeteat of frienda, but he w«« in manner OD* of the mort faj«cinatinc and impressive heines whom I Vitr met, I have lalknality, with the inexplicable li^ht of f^nina which seemed to well up apontaneonxly from heart and brain. We point in a simi Ur spirit at the beginning and it is no doubt true that we cannot such names as those of Tennyson and ] Newman and Carlyle, writers who rank greatest not only in England but al To-day it would be hanl for u« to put forw of men whose influence is comfiarable wit! The charms of Uie form are neceiaarily lost in tlie translation, and the su1»tanco has little intereat, aa M. " An' tb' nex' moruiu' farji 'd awake la'm an' With no newspaper, an' there'd be more room la papers I'r tuu Uaae-ball news," aays 1. Kipli Qg and tba parfocauaoaa ot L» llubson ; but tb wu tbinga are furtbar un ia tha book. Tbe plan of tbo roviaiun iu tbia aeoond I dilaia f»D« thak adopted in tbe formor imilar, tbo one liowing like a billowy aaa, tha other running more Hnoothly and criapty, but the spirit aoimattog each aruaut lore-poem haa bean, in nearly every inateooa, caught and impriaoned unhurt in the new fettora. aw to his Hivei means that " the respective atoms are goi athnities.*' As an illustration, the fonnula reaction when H^ NCI is heated with Ca U. He invited me to s{)end the Sunday at his in Denmark-hill. And on several other Sundays I was graciously welcomed in that Rconomy." » John ' T ' • - x half h Mi4 hln ** what non»M)Metween John Huakin and hia pan among themnat lieautiful thinga that dwell in myi Towering aa he did by ireniaa above hi* parent*, whi understood nor syni; ' with ao mnch in cancer (dating from" I ..;^ :....^ I^st'^.heinrarii towards them with the moat af Teftiomi B d«f robmitted without a mnrmar to the rnle «' which, on the Sabhitth day, covered hia belo.... This man, well paat middle li the renown of his principal work*, who, for a years, had been one of the chief forcea in the Utei oar oentary, continued to ahow an almoat el docility towards his father and his mother, reapecti complaints and remonstrances, and gracefully sal to be correi'ted by their worldly wiadom ant exjierience.

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