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Easter thoughts and messages find telling a story, and of insinuating pretty and artistic expression in a knowledge so pleasantly that one cangreat variety of cards and leaflets not choose but attend. His anecwhich E. P. Dutton & Co. publish. It dotes are drawn from English as well is fitting that the sacred season, so as American practice, and his work, full of inspiration and hope to Chris- entertaining as it is, really has a high tian believers, with its memories of an instructive value. The Macmillan open tomb and its assurance of an end- Company. . less life, should be used for an exchange of tokens and symbols between Fascinating in themselves and a friends, and to this use these beauti- pleasing relief from the contemporary fully illuminated cards, with their texts problem novel are the two volumes, and bits of verse, lend themselves. "The Great English Short-Story WritAmong the most attractive this season ers," edited with introductory essays are some exquisitely decorated post- and notes by William J. Dawson and cards.
Coningsby W. Dawson (Harper &
Brothers). The opening essay on "The Mr. Francis L. Wellman's "A Day in Evolution of the Short Story" traces Court" is based on lectures originally the history of the English short story delivered at Fordham and at Columbia, back to the Gesta Romanorum, and inbut its effect on the reader is that of a dicates the stages of its development. series of legal anecdotes, interspersed It is a charming and sympathetic study win, staiements of legal principles, and and well repays a careful reading. The when he has finished it he will flatter stories selected as examples-a dozen himself that he is well-informed as to or more in each volume-range in time the second part of the title, “The Suh- from Defoe to Kipling, Stevenson, tle Arts of Great Advocates." He will Stockton, Bret Harte, James, Hardy certainly be agreeably informed, for and other moderns. They represent Mr. Wellmar is master of the art of the very cream of this department of fiction and may be read and re-read press Frederick, Wellington, Brougham, with delight.
queens, royal duchesses, emperors,
English and Continental notabilities Dr. James Stalker's little volume on
follow one another in bewildering ar“The Atonement" presents three lectures which were
ray, each with a story to tell to the delivered some
quiet wife and mother. The book months ago at Inverness. Modest as
abounds in piquancy, and the explana. the book is in size containing but a
tion of little details which every page little more than 100 pages—it is marked
spontaneously reveals throws new light by the same thoroughness of scholar
on many a half-understood passage of ship and reverent spirit which charac
history. E. P. Dutton & Co. terize the author's more extended works “Imago Christi" and "The Ethic
Subtlety is seldom the note of a book of Jesus." It treats a difficult and
written in English, and E. L. Voynich's much-disputed subject with admirable
"An Interrupted Friendship” will have clearness and force, and the conclu
extraordinary novelty for those unfasions which it reaches are presented
miliar with the author's former novels. not as subjects of controversy, but as
For those acquainted with them, the grounds of faith. The author's method
newcomer will seem unusual, inasmuch is characteristic, for, instead of tak
as the physical suttering with which it ing the subject chronologically by con
abounds is chiefly borne by the blamesidering first the Old Testament propb
less, instead of by persons to whose ecies, be begins with “The New Testa
pain the natural man was at best indifment Situation" considering the place
ferent. The general effect of those there given to the death of Christ in
stories was to leave one cynically calın, the presentation of Christianity, and
and perfectly willing that any or all of then passes to a review of the Old Tes
the characters should undergo "sometament foreshadowings of that death
thing painful in boiling oil.” because these had helped to form the
characters of “An Interrupted Friendbeliefs of the contemporaries of Jesus;
ship" are a French Marquis upon whom and concludes with "The Modern Justi
the Revolution has left its mark in fication” of the doctrine which he finds
memories of terror; his daughter, criptaught in the New and foreshadowed in the Old Testament. A. C. Arm
pled in babyhood by the carelessness
of a stupid servant, and a conspirator strong & Son, publishers.
with his body transformed into an enThe life of an Englishwoman belong- gine of torture by the ingenuity of vaing to one of the great political fami- rious police and military officials. lies, to whom concern with public af- About these tragic figures are grouped fairs is as natural an inheritance as the son of the marquis, a delicately influence upon the passing mode, can honorable, exquisitely sensitive young not fail to furnish the material for fas- man, reared in England in ignorance of cinating reminiscence, no matter how his sister's misfortune but devoted to unassuming the individual may be. her from the moment of its revelation"The Correspondence of Priscilla, to him, and silently spending the best Countess of Westmorland, 1813-1870" years of his life in the endeavor to give fulfils the promise of the volume of her her proper medical treatment, and a letters published in 1893, with an array multitude of utterly innocent virtuous of correspondents fairly dazzling. De marplots whose piety is entirely inefStael, Metternich, Talleyrand, the fective in this world, and no one of princess who was to become the Em- these hapless creatures understands