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CONTENTS OF VOL. CCLIII.
Alexandria. By C. F. GORDON CUMMING . .
145 Angling, Winter. By REDSPINNER .
562 Author, An, at Homé. By W. LYND :
360 Barry, Mrs. Elizabeth. By DUTTON Cook .. Birds of Beauty and of Song By Phil ROBINSON . Birds, The, in Poetry, from Chaucer to Wordsworth. By Phil
ROBINSON. . . . . . . Birds, The, of Poetry. By PHIL ROBINSON . . Books and their Authors. By ROBERT AITKEN . . . 231 Buscapié, The. By JAMES MEW . . . . .
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XXVII. . . .
XXVIII., XXIX., Xxx.
618 Garibaldi. By H. R. Fox BOURNE . . . Istrian Journey, Notes of an. By H. F. BROWN .
. 436 Laws, The, of War. By J. A. FARRER . . L. E. L., The Story of. By PERCY FITZGERALD .. Metastasio. By JUSTIN H. MCARTHY.
. 306 Mezzadria, The System of. By QUIDA .
. 105 Mirabeau. By J. A. BERMINGHAM . .
• 447 Naval Warfare. By J. A. FARRER .
Part II. .
PROCTOR . . . .
. . . . . 494 Reade's, Charles, Novels. By WALTER BESANT. .
198 Science Notes. By W. MATTIEU WILLIAMS, F.R.A.S.: An Improvement on the Channel Tunnel—The Birth of the Moon
- The Philosophy of Manuring-Fairy Rings—The Colours
. . . II2 The Utility of Drunkenness-A Visit to the Goodwin Sands
The Origin of the Goodwin Sands—Shell Ness-Regelation
: 242 Warming Houses from Below-Monkey-Pigs—The Effects of
Strong Winds on Trees—The Expansion of Solidifying Metals
- Flameless Gas Burning-The Internal Heating in the Besse-
_“Water, water everywhere"- The Voice of Lizards and Frogs The Menacing Comet—What the Comet may do for us—Has the
Sun-grazing Comet already affected the Earth ?_Our Gigantic
Extensions of the Corona-Cats and the Corona—The Path of
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Ingenuities-Epping and its Inns-Memorials of the Past
Rabelais-A Highland Tour-Unconscious Plagiarism. . . 122 Rabelais—“Le Livre"-Did Robespierre commit Suicide ?
The Statement of Méda concerning Robespierre-Early Forms
Day on the Treatment of Scholars . . . . . .
Leather—The Foreigner in London-Mr. William Morris on
Poems . . . . . . . . . . . 381 A Cream-producing Machine-An Actor on Acting-Tragic
Acting-Resemblance between the 15th and 19th CenturiesEducation Prospects-Milton on Education - The Comet
Marriage . . . . . . .
Psychological Puzzles—The Utility of Folly and Vice Egyptian Donkeys—Christmas Art-Improvements in Publishers and Authors . . .
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. . 215 Welsh, The, in the West Country. By GRANT ALLEN Winter Angling. By REDSPINNER . . . . . .
THOSE to whom he assigned the duty betrayed their trust in
T not seeing that all which was left of Giuseppe Garibaldi, after the feeble breath had parted from the feeble body, was reduced to a small heap of ashes, and lodged, as he had bidden, in a secluded spot in the island home he loved. Rome may well be eager to hold the grave of the man who helped so much to give fresh life to Italy; and if a pompous tomb, adorned by princes and blessed by priests, is set up in the world's show-place, thousands will go thither every year to gaze and gape at it. But it would have been far better had his dead body been dealt with after the manner of the ancient Romans, whom in some aspects he so much resembled, and its purified relics modestly enshrined in Caprera, there to be visited by sewer but only reverent pilgrims.
Garibaldi's heroism was of the old-world type, though all the good it did was done in the service of society in its latest develop ments.
Garibaldi, Mazzini, Cavour : these, named in the order of their birth, were the three men to whom Italy owes most for its recovery, as yet but partial, from the political and social degradation in which it had lain for centuries before they performed their several parts in converting it into a new nation. In what order they should be named according to their merits is a question that will always be answered diversely by different critics. In the statesman's view Cavour stands first. He alone, of the three, knew how to weigh and balance political forces, how to temporise, and to follow rules of expediency. Whatever reason there may have been for the Mazzinians' and the Garibaldians' condemnation of his tactics, however inferior his ideal may have been to theirs, and however justly
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