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most optimistic student of British af- plement their number. Students of fairs will hardly maintain that our science do not need to be reminded of universities and colleges can show the intimate connection between cause progress and development at all com- and effect, but it behooves them to mensurate with that the report of the take every opportunity to convince Commissioner of Education reveals statesmen and the public that indusas true of the United States. It is trial supremacy is, in the long run, clear that patriotic men of science one of the effects of an adequately among us cannot afford to relax their equipped and generously endowed sys. efforts to increase the efficiency of our tem of higher education. universities and colleges, and to sup
A. T. s. Natore.
When Britain rose from out the azure main
Prophetic of an empire of the free.
Throned in the West our Lady of the Snow
The Southern ('ross with favor contemplates
Whose destiny no envious fate shall mar
Peace cancels bate and freedom foes disarms.
Still Boer and Briton, fated to remain
Among earth's mighty ones the mightiest
The queen of freedom could not reign alone. • The Saturday Review.
H. W. Just.
BOOKS AND AUTHORS.
There seems to be a certain kinship One of the books of note about to between Marryatt and Herman Mel- appear will be Mr. T. E. Kebbell's recolville, and lovers of stirring sea tales lections, Lord Beaconsfield and other will be glad that Melville's "Moby Tory Memories, which Messrs. Cassell Dick" and "Typee" appear in Every are issuing. The contents will be of a man's Library as companions to Mar- miscellaneous interest, including remryat's "Mr. Midshipman Easy." "Little iniscences of editors and literary men. Savage" and "Masterman Ready." sportsmen and agriculturists, and some chapters giving a picture of rural life age takes him to Hong Kong, and his sixty years ago.
third to Calcutta. Besides an abun
dance of realistic detail relating to the The London Outlook is of the opinion routine of a sailor's life, there is a sucthat "in the two respects of screaming cession of stirring incidents, including vulgarity of mind and what can only be a fire in the hold, an East Indian cycalled drunkenness of imagination, clone, a collision and the overhauling Mr. Lawson's 'Friday the 13th' is prob- of a derelict. In spite of Mr. Bulably the most remarkable novel that len's well-known enthusiasm for the was ever offered to the public above sea and his belief in its possibilities the level of those who read the Police for the development of a robust and News.”
manly character, he describes the hard
ships of the life with candor and his The Longmans are about to publish book is a thoroughly wholesome one Mr. G. Macaulay Trevelyan's book on to put into a boy's hands. There is “Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman no question about the boy's enjoying Republic.” It is a history of the po- it. E. P. Dutton & Co. litical and military events in 1849 which caused the final breach between the The "Three Phi Beta Kappa AdPapacy and the Italian national aspira- dresses” which give the title and furtions, and raised Garibaldi to the zenith nish most of the material for a small of his popularity. It contains a full volume by Charles Francis Adams account of the siege of Rome by the were given in the years 1883, 1902 and French, and of Garibaldi's retreat.
1906; and the first and third of them,
"A College Fetich” and “Some ModFor young readers the latest group ern College Tendencies” have a cerof books in Everyman's Library pro- tain relation to each other in theme, vides two delightful volumes: Mrs. though widely separated in time. The Gatty's “Parables from Nature"; and “fetich” dwelt upon in the first is an “Fairy Gold," a book of old English excessive devotion to the classics and fairy tales compiled from many sources especially to Greek. Concerning this in prose and verse by Ernest Rhys, who it is to be remarked that Greek, at is the general editor of the series. least, is not the fetich that it was. Robin Goodfellow, Tom Thumb, Fortu- The modern college tendencies which natus, Chicken-Little and other old Mr. Adams describes and criticises are favorites are to be found here, in com the great increase in the number of pany with many others not so familiar students at the universities, and the but not less diverting.
extension of the elective system. Re
garding these he speaks with force and In the preface to his new story, candor. With these three addresses "Frank Brown, Sea Apprentice," are included several shorter papers Frank T. Bullen vouches for the ac- which are the fruit of Mr. Adams's curacy of all the incidents, though the long identification with the interests hero-the fourteen-year-old son of an of Harvard, as student, alumnus and English counting-house clerk--is of overseer,--extending over a period of course fictitious. The boy's appren- more than fifty years. Houghton, ticeship begins on a barque bound for Mifflin & Co. the South Sea Islands, his second voy
No. 3279 May 11, 1907.
CONTENTS. 1. Some Reflections on the Colonial Conference. By Viscount
Milner, G.C.B. . . . . . NATIONAL REVIEW 323 11. Leisurely America. By H. W. Horwill . MONTHLY REVIEW 333 III. The Enemy's Camp. Chapters VIII, and IX. (To be continued).
MACMILLAN'S MAGAZINE 341 IV. A Plea for the Popular in Literature. By J. A. Spender . .
NINETEENTH CENTURY AND AFTER 348 v. The Modern Attitude Towards Belief in a Future Life. By
Samuel McComb, M.A., D.D. LONDON QUARTERLY REVIEW 358 VI. The Peacemakers. By Captain Frank 1. Shaw, F.R.A.8. . .
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL 368 vni. The Montagnini Disclosures . . . . . . SPECTATOR 375 VIII. The Kindling of the Flame . . . . . . . NATION 378 IX. The Parish Clerk
. . . ACADEMY 381
A PAGE OF VERSE
PALL MALL MAGAZINE 322 XI. Spring in the Dale, By Augusta Hancock . .
322 XII. The Hammers. By Ralph Hodgson . . . XIII. The Calm. By George Ives . . . . SATURDAY REVIEW 322
BOOKS AND AUTHORS . . . . . . . . . 383
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