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om the Russian of Count Tolstoż, by Lady Lech- of Mr. Swinburne and Mr. G. R. Sims. mere, is an admirably characteristic specimen of the

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Woman's World has a well-illustrated paper on Fans,' Ella,' and Mr. W. J. Lawrence gives an account of Pan. and a second on 'The Princesse de Talleyrand.' There tomime One Hundred and Fifty Years ago.' 'Curious are some good views of Fontarabia, one of the most picTenures' is on a subject of constant interest to readers turesque portions of northera Spain. of N. & Q:-Berkeley Castle is treated of in the English | THE Rev. W. S. Lach-Szyrma has reprinted his sermon Nlustrated under Glimpses of Old English Homes.' In on The Lesson of the Armada. addition to good views of the place some of the fine pictures in the collection are reproduced. Gwalior' is

MR. G. BIRKBECK HILL writes from 3, The Crescent, the subject of an excellent paper, with illustrations, by Oxford :-"I have entered into an engagement with the Hon. Lewis Wingfield. Mr. Oscar Wilde bas a paper the Delegates of the Clarendon Press to collect and on ‘London Models. An engraving of The Virgin and edit Dr. Johnson's letters. A very large number of Cbild.' from the painting by Lorenzo di Credi in the them are in print, but scattered through many volumes ; National Gallery, is the frontispiece.- Studies of Ele. many others still remain in manuscript. Since I pubmentary School Life,' in Longman's, gives some essays lished my edition of Boswell's 'Life of Johnson 'I have, by boys which are sufficiently comic. 'A Queen Anne through the kindness of correspondents, received copies Pocket Book' has a mildly antiquarian interest. In 'At of not a few which I had never before seen. Many, I the Sign of the Ship’Mr. Lang furnishes some variants of

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columns appeal to the owners of such letters to furnish Cornhill, gives & grim account of life under unfavourable

me with copies? If they would trust me with the ori. conditions. Pickwick' introduces much matter re

ginals they would greatly add to the favour. The regiscently discussed in N. & Q.' The Grocer's War' telle |

tered letter-post is a very secure mode of transmission. again a very strange story.- Mistletoe and Holly' is Whatever I receive shall be returned without delay. If treated of, with other subjects, in All the Year Round. only a copy is sent I venture to ask that the spelling and

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To secure insertion of communications correspondents and other spots of interest.–Our Own Country, now at

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or reply be written on a separate elip of paper, with the Flintshire and Winchester. A capital view of Winchester

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to head the second communication "Duplicate." -The Illustrated Shakespeare, Part XXXVI., is occupied with King Richard the Third.' Full-page illustrations GEO. KER HODSON,—“Jun., Esq.," is the customary include the mourning of Queen Margaret, Clarence and sequence, Brakenbury, Queen Elizabeth lamenting, the Prince of CORRIGENDUM.—7th S. vi. 508, col. 1, 1. 14 from bottom, Wales and Buckingham proceeding to the Tower, and for “ Luck" read Leech. the progress of Hastings to his death.-Part X. of th

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