and of all we are planning to do in the future.
Here we have one of the universal con-
ditions of sleep which is coincident and in
harmony with one of the supreme behests of a
Christian life : utter deliverance from the
domination of the phenomenal world ; an en-
tire emancipation, for these few sleeping
hours, from the cares and ambitions of the
life into which we were born, and to the in-
dulgence of which we are inclined by nature
to surrender the service of all our vital ener-
gies. If it be a good thing to live above the
world, to regard our phenomenal life as transi-
tory, as designed merely or mainly to educate
us for a more elevated existence, to serve us
as a means, not an end, then we have in sleep,
appairently, an ally and coadjutor at least to
the extent of periodically delivering us from
a servile dependence upon what ought to be
a good slave, but is always a bad master. We
here recognize an incontestable analogy at
least between the phenomena of sleep and
the providential process by which the re-
generation of the human soul is to be begim,
and by which only such regeneration can
bt successfully prosecuted. The very exis-
ence of such an analogy is a fact of im-
measurable interest and importance, for such
analogies in the scheme of divine government
are not accidental ; are ^lot without a purpose
proportioned to the dignity of their august
origin. (Harper. $1.50.) From Bigelow's
"The Mystery of Sleep."
FIDELITY TO THE POINT OF VIEW.
And now we are confronted with the fact
that if there are many men of many minds
in this world of ours there are also many
men with many eyes. No two pairs of eyes
see alike. Are we to infer then that any one
pair of eyes or any one race or its school of
painters sees truth and all the others see only
error? Is truth on one side of the Alps and
falsehood on the other? Titian in Italy made
a different report of nature from Rembrandt
in Holland which told the truth? Does
truth abide exclusively in the Orient or the
Occident? A landscape in Japan by Ho-
kousai, how very different from a Seine
landscape by Daubigny ! But is either of
them false? And after all does not something
of truth I do not say the whole of it con-
sist in the fidelity with which the point of
view is maintained? We must cultivate lib-
erality in this matter. For Creation ordained
that there should be a Babel of eyes, all see-
ing differently, and consequently there must
be a standard of truth peculiar to each in-
Does "truth to nature" then mean to each
man what his eyes tell him and to each
painter what the sincerity of his make-up
enables him to record? Yes, certainly; but,
mind you, it may be a very limited truth, not
necessarily an absolute truth, not a world-
embracing truth applicable to all classes and
conditions of men. The child with his chalk-
lined horse may be maintaining his childish
point of view with the utmost fidelity, but it
is apparent from his drawing that he does
not fully comprehend his subject, does not see
the object in its entirety. The horses by
Spinello Aretino, shown in his Campo Santo
pictures at Pisa, are not very different from
the child's conception. They contain more
truths without by any means being exhaus-
tive. They are still crude, but true enough
as regards the maintenance of the point of
view. The fine horses of Benozzo Gozzoli,
in the Riccardi palace fresco, are an improve-
ment upon those of Spinello without being
complete, and the Gattemalata horse of Dona-
tello, the Colleoni of Verrocchio, may make
us enthusiastic about the special truth of their
pushing power, and again not make a full re-
port of the horse. Perhaps when we reach
the height of realism and come to a horse as
seen by Gerome or Rosa Bonheur we are not
so pleased with it as with Benozzo's squai'
framed beast; but that may be for a cause
which we shall discuss hereafter. The com-
pleteness of the truth, the* fulness of the re-
port, may not be denied, however wearisome
it may be as art. (Scribner. $1.25 net.)
From Van Dyke's "The Meaning of Pictures."
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Dodd, Mead. 8, $3.50 net.
Lahee, Henry C. The organ and its mas-
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organists of former days as well as some of
the more prominent organ virtuosi of the
present time; with a brief sketch of the
development of organ construction, organ
music and organ playing. L. C. Page. por.
12, $1.60 net.
Litchfield, Rev. P. A. The English cathe-
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leath., $2.50 net.
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Staley, Edgcumbe. Watteau and his school.
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Van Dyke, J : C : The meaning of pictures :
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ner. il. 12, $1 net.
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miniature ser. of painters.) leath., $1.
BIOGRAPHY, CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
Adamson, W:, D.D. The life of Joseph Par-
ker, pastor of City Temple, London. Re-
vel!, il. por. 8, $1.75 net.
This biography is not the product of a few
months' hasty work. The author gives us the
fruit of many years of preparation, in a care-
ful, mature and authoritative work. In writ-
ing the life of Joseph Parker, Dr. Adamson
has lifted the veil from much more than a
series of facts and deeds. Long and intimate
personal intercourse and friendship have qual-
ified him in a peculiar degree to put in the
forefront the forces in Dr. Parker's unique
character, wherein lay the secret of his influ-
ence, power and success. The elements of ro-
mance and humor, together with anecdote and
illustration which give a biography a vivid
human interest are skilfully interwoven with
the narrative. While fully accomplishing his
primary object, Dr. Adamson has made his
book illuminating and informing on the relig-
ious history of England during the period he
BowDiTCH, Henry Ingersoll, M.D. Life and
correspondence of Henry Ingersoll Bow-
ditch; by his son, Vincent Y. Bowditch.
Houghton, Mifflin. 2 v., il. 8, $5 net.
"Dr. Bowditch's father, Nathaniel, gained
national fame as a mathematician ; he himself,
as a physician, by his promotion of 'preven-
tive medicine,' particularly in combating con-
sumption. For this he was made chairman
of the State Board of Health in Massachu-
setts when instituted in 1869, and a member
of the National Board of Health when insti-
tuted in 1879. He deserves remembrance for
his early advocacy of his unpopular proposi-
tion to open the medical profession to
v/omen. It was in the early time of the anti-
slavery movement that his chivalrous charac-
ter was most conspicuously exhibited from
the day when the mob of respectable Bos-
tonians endeavored to lynch Garrison, in 1835.
Thenceforth he staked his social standing, his
professional prospects, in courageous struggle
for the right of free protest against slavery
and for the emancipation of the enslaved. Dr.
Eowditch was a man of religious spirit, sen-
sitive conscience, positive character, and ge-
nial disposition, a faithful exponent of 'ap-
plied Christianity.' His son has in this me-
morial of his life performed a patriotic ser-
vice as well as a filial duty." The Outlook.
Davidson, Arth. F. Alexandre Dumas
(pere) : his life and works. Lippincott. il.
8, $3.75 net.
"Though Dumas has more readers in Eng-
lish than any other French novelist, he has
not before had an adequate English biog-
raphy. And his personality, if not in all ways
admirable, is in many ways so extraordinary
and so splendid that it associates itself natur-
ally with his brilliant work; his biography
partakes of the quality of his own romance.
The man and his work are hardly separable,
and Mr. Davidson has not treated .them apart.
He tells us the personal story of the man
with judicial precision, yet with abundant ap-
preciation of the wealth of picturesque anec-
dote that surrounds it, and he gives us with it
a comprehensive survey of Dumas' vast
range of literary work that in breadth of
view and justness of critical appreciation has
had no precedent in English. Indeed, we re-
call no single work in French, though there
is a library relating to Dumas, that covers
the whole ground at once so completely and
i.o soundly, and though, as has been said, it
makes a big volume, it is written in a manner
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so clear and bright, with so much move-
ment and color, as its subject demands, that
ic gives the impression of great condensation.
Finally, there is a bibliography, whose mere
extent gives some impression of the mar-
vellous fecundity of this prodigious genius,
and an excellent index completes a most in-
teresting, instructive and useful book."
Philadelphia Public Ledger:
Journal (The) of Arthur Stirling ("The
valley of the shadow") ; rev. and con-
densed; with an introd. sketch. Appleton.
12, $1.25 net.
Noticed elsewhere in this issue.
Lee, Sidney Lazarus. Queen Victoria : a
biography. Macmillan. il. 8, $3.
"Mr. Sidney Lee's important 'Life of Queen
Victoria' bears traces, to some extent, of its
origin. As an expansion of his notice in the
third supplementary volume of the 'Dictionary
ot National Biography,' its merits consist
rather in accuracy and exhaustiveness of in-
formation than in grace of presentment. The
study ought not, however, to be undervalued
on that account. Pending the production of
the authoritative biography written by royal
command, we cannot conceive, indeed, that a
more satisfactory account of the Queen's un-
selfish labors can possibly be produced. An
admirable monograph." London Athenceum.
Maxwell, Sir Herbert. George Romney.
Scribner. il. por. 8, (Makers of British
art.) $1.25 net.
Reed, Fanny. Reminiscences, musical and
other. Knight & Millet, por. 8, $1.50.
"These reminiscences of a singer whose ex-
periences have carried her 'beyond the pro-
saic existence of many New England girls,'
and 'into the delightful salons of the Old
World,' embody sketches of such figures as
Liszt, Massenet, Coquelin, Paderewski and
Deschanel, of men and women who stand
prominently in the view of the world and
whom it has been the author's privilege to
number among her friends. Of her purpose
in writing these brief and pleasant sketches
?he says : 'It is with no sense of personal
vanity but only with heartfelt gratitude that
I now revert to- the valuable friendships that
came into my life with these whose lives, as
I knew them, I have endeavored to portray
in the following pages, not with a critic's
analysis, but with cordial and reverent sym-
pathy.' " A^. F. Tribune.
Roberts, E. P. The adventures of Captain
. John Smith, Captain of Two hundred and
fifty horse and sometime President of Vir-
ginia. Longmans, il. maps, 12, $1.50.
Compiled chiefly from Captain Smith's own
writings and those cf his contemporaries. The
book reads like a history, but it is an authen-
RoscoE, E. S. Robert Harley, Earl of Ox-
ford, Prime Minister, 1710-1714: a study of
politics and letters in the age of Anne.
Putnam, il. pors. 8, $2.50 net.
RuMBOLDT, Sir Horace. Recollections of a
diplomatist. Longmans. 2 v., 8, $10.
Born 1829. Attache at Turin, 1849; at
Paris and Frankfurt, 1852 ; at Stuttgardt and
Vienna, 1858 ; Secretary of Legation in China,
1859; Athens, 1862; Embassy at St. Peters-
burgh, 1868-71; at Constantinople, 1871-72;
Minister in C^hili, 1872-78; Switzerland, 1878-
79; Envoy Extraordinary to Argentina,
1879-81; to Sweden and Norway, 1881-84; to
Greece, 1884-88; Netherlands, 1888-96; Am-
bassador to Emperor of Austria, 1896-1900.
His book touches all the world questions of
the last fifty years.
Vincent, Leon H. Moliere. Houghton,
Mifflin. 16, 85 c. net.
"If there is nothing particularly new in the
present volume,- it is, nevertheless, a very
happy sifting and condensation of the nu-
merous works on the famous Frenchman, and
gives an excellent idea of all that Moliere had
to contend with in the establishing of the
playhouse as a looking glass, in which the
famous literati of Paris could see themselves
ridiculed. The author points out just what
this famous man did for the people of France,
in spite of the ban of the church, under
which all his later work was produced. Mr.
Vincent gives, in very compact form, a very
vivid picture of the brilliant playwright, to
which he has added a biographical note. Here
he divides the books and essays dealing with
Moliere into three groups, viz., the brief no-
tices in the standard manuals in French lit-
erature, the biographies and critical essays,
and, last of all, the direct sources of informa-
tion concerning the dramatist." Philadelphia
Whitman, Sidney. Personal reminiscences
of Prince Bismarck. Appleton. il. por.
8, $1.60 net.
Mr. Whitman first gained attention as an
authority on German affairs by a book he
wrote in 1888, entitled "Imperial Germany."
Mr. Whitman made the acquaintance of
Bismarck shortly after he retired from office,
and claims that he is now the only English-
man living who was in any sense intimate
with the great Chancellor. During the last
seven years of Bismarck's life Mr. Whitman
visited him no less than ten times. He ar-
rived at Bismarck's home for the last visit
a few hours after Bismarck had breathed
his last Outside the family not more than
a dozen persons saw the dead statesman,
and of these Whitman was one. As a result
of this intimacy with Bismarck and his family
this volume contains matter which is ex-
chisive and of historical interest.
ESORIPTION, GEOSRAPHY, TRAVEL, ETC.
Bacon, Edwin Munroe. Literary pilgrim-
ages in New England to the homes of
famous makers of American literature and
among their haunts and the scenes of their
writings. Silver, Burdett. il. por. map,
Besant, Sir Walter. London in the eigh-
teenth century. Macmillan. il. 4, $7.50
"Knowledge of London at once so par-
ticular and so wide as was Sir Walter's is,
we need hardly say, a rarity; and even if he
has left his great work somewhat incom-
plete, it will remain (if we may judge from
this volume) a monument to his industry,
patience, and knowledge, and as such will
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go down, according to his great desire, to
future generations. The qualifications which
Sir Walter brought to his task were, in the
first place, an uncommon enthusiasm, next
a keen eye for the picturesque, a wide sym-
pathy, a facile pen not too academic, a love
of broad human eflforts, and more than thirty
years' study of his subject. He was not a
Londoner by birth, but the real London-
lover is rarely so. His idea was that every
part of London streets should be tramped
and every house noted so ardent was his
appreciation of the greatest of all cities. His
library in London, collected over many years,
supplied him with all the information which
an alert mind and a ready wit needed. The
man was soaked in the lore of London, and
was hardly aware of the sources of his in-
formation. He acknowledges his indebted-
ness to the obscure and tedious novel of the
eighteenth century rather than to Smollett
or Fielding. . . . This valuable book is
calculated to interest all kinds of readers."
Besant, Sir Walter, and Mitton, G. E.
Hampstead and Marylebone. Macmillan.
16, (Fascination of London ser. ; ed. by
Sir Walter Besant.) 90c.
Haggard, Henry Rider. Rural England :
being an account of agricultural and social
researches carried out in the years 1901
and 1902. Longmans. 2 v., il. maps, 8,
Mr. Haggard's object in undertaking thb
?.: researches recorded in these volumes was
to place on record, as far as his opportuni-
ties allowed, the state of modern agriculture
in England in the same manner as had pre-
viously been done by Arthur Young in the
eighteenth century, and several other writers
since, the last being Sir James Caird.
Heilprin, Angelo. Mont Pelee and the trag-
edy of Martinique : a study of the great
catastrophes of 1902 ; with observations and
experiences in the field ; ill. with photo-
graphs largely taken by the author. Lip-
pincott. Maps, 8, $3 net.
Noticed elsewhere in this issue.
Hulbert, Archer Butler. Washington's
Road. (Nemacolin's path;) the first chap-
ter of the old French war. Arthur H.
Clark Co. il. maps, diagram, plans, D.
(Historic highways of America, v. 3.)
The most historic highway of America runs
from Cumberland, Maryland, on the Poto-
mac, across the Alleghanies to Pittsburgh on
the Ohio. It can be traversed by the Cumber-
land Road, by Braddock's Road and by
Washington's Road, built in 1754 over the
famous Indian trail known during the first
half of the eighteenth century as Nemacolin's
Path. Portions of this volume have appeared
in the Interior, The Ohio State Archaeologi-
cal and Historical Quarterly and in a mono-
graph, "Colonel Washington," issued by
Western Reserve University.
Johnston, Sir Harry. The Uganda Pro-
tectorate : an attempt to give sorhe descrip-
tion of the physical geography, botany,
zoology, anthropology, languages, and his-
tory of the territories under British protec-
tion in East Central Africa. Dodd, M.
2 v., il. maps, 4, $12.50 net.
Noticed elsewhere in this issue.
Kelly, R. Talbot. Egypt; painted and de-
scribed by R. T. Kelly. Macmillan. 8,
Mills, W. Jay. Historic houses of New
Jersey. Lippincott. il. 8, $5 net.
Webber, Thomas W. Forests of upper India
and their inhabitants. Longmans. 8, $5.
Recollections of years spent mostly in the
forests of upper India, principally in the
Himalayas and Northwest and (Central Prov-
inces, where the author was at one time
Forest Surveyor and Deputy Conservator of
Forests. He records incidents which eluci-
date the conditions of life in the forests
and treats of the wild animals and men met
with and their habits, and the trees and
plants that grow naturally there.
DOMESTIC AND SOCIAL.
Ellwanger, George H. The pleasures of the
table : an account of gastronomy from an-
cient days to present times ; with a history
of its literature, schools, and most dis-
tinguished artists; with some special reci-
pes and views concerning the aesthetics of
dinners and dinner-giving. Doubleday, P.
il. 8, $2.50 net.
Harper's cook book encyclopaedia; arranged
like a dictionary and compiled under the
direction of the editor of Harper's Basar;
with contributions by famous authorities
on cooking, including Maria Blay, Chris-
tine Herrick, Marion Harland, [and
others.] Harper, il. 8, washable limp
cl., $1.50 net.
Hill, Janet McKenzie. Practical cooking
and serving: a complete manual of how
to select, prepare and serve food. Double-
day, P. il. 8, bds., $2 net.
Keen, Adelaide, comp. With a saucepan
over the sea : quaint and delicious recipes
from the kitchens of foreign countries.
Little, B. il. 12, $1.50 net.
Myers, Cortland, D.D. The lost wedding
ring. Funk & W. 12, 75 c. net.
Nine helpful talks, discussing the entire
subject of marriage.
Ronald, Mary. Luncheons : a cook's pic-
ture book : a supplement to the "Century
cook book" ; il. with over two hundred
photographs. Century. 8, $1.40 net.
Brady, Cyrus Townsend. Woven with the
ship : a novel of 1865, together with cer-
tain other veracious tales of various sorts;
il. by H. C. Christy [and others.] Lippin-
cott. 12, $1.50.
Bullen, Frank T. A whaleman's wife.
Appleton. il. 12, $1.50.
^'Spouting whales, blubber, reeking decks,
brutality, mutiny and shipwreck ^these are
the colors," says the N. Y. Commercial Ad-
vertiser, "from which Mr. Bullen paints a
rather flaring picture in his latest sea story.
There is no doubt that he knows his sub-
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southern seas with a unique vividness, but
after the second or third whale has been
captured, when for the third time the pon-
derous head has been severed and safely
moored astern, the great blanket sheets of
blubber stripped off and swung on board, the
spermaceti ladled out, and the carcass set
adrift for the sharks to feast on, the ordi-
nary landsman is fully satiated." A disap-
pointed lover from Vermont becomes a whale
Carey^ Rosa Nouciiette. The highway of
fate: [a novel.] Lippincott. 12, $1.50.
Written with all the old charm.
Daniels, Gertrude Potter. Eshek, the op-
pressor; il. by G. C. Widney. Madison
Book Co. il. 12, $1.50.
Deals with the evils of trusts.
Eggleston, George Gary. The master of
Warlock: a Virginia war story; il. by C.
D. Williams. Lothrop. 12, $1.50.
Noticed elsewhere in this issue.
Francis, Mary C. A son of destiny; the
story of Andrew Jackson : [a novel.]
Federal Book. il. 12, $1.50.
Andrew Jackson is the hero of this rather
Greene, Mrs. Sa. P. M. Winslow Plain.
Harper. D. $1.50.
"Mrs. Greene gives an animated picture of
a New England village half a century ago.
The quaint characters, the narrowness of
view, the effects of the austere theology of
the period, the simple daily life, with its in-
termingling of the humorous and serious,
are depicted with skill and strength. The
story, which has a rather better defined plot
than the author usually provides her readers,
purports to be told by Timothy Bruce, who,
grown to manhood, harks back in memory
to the scenes of his youthful pranks and af-
fections, and to the happenings which im-
pressed his childish mind so deeply as to be
indelible. The comprehension of child na-
ture, especially that of a boy, is remarkable.
Mrs. Greene has a certain likable quality,
that eludes definition, but is irresistible in
its appeal to sentiment and love of human-
ity." Brooklyn Times.
GuNTER, Archibald Clavering. The Spy
Company: a story of the Mexican war.
Home pub. il. 12, $1.50; pap. 50 c.
Noticed elsewhere in this issue.
Harboe, Paul. The son of Magnus. J. F.
Taylor, il. 12, $1.50.
A tale of the Norway fjords and of men
and women who are swayed by love or hate,
by revenge or loyalty. Magnus Haug. the
lover of Bergliot Truling, kills her foster
brother and is forced to escape to sea. How
Bergliot's son, born later, revenges his
mother's wrong and learns to know hils
father make up the interest of the story.
Harrod, Frances, [Frances Forbes Robert-
son.] Mother earth : a sentimental com-
edy. J. F. Taylor, por. 12, $1.50.
The head of an old but impoverished Eng-
lish family is persuaded to better his for-
tunes by becoming engaged to a rich Ameri-
can girl. Later her fortune is lost and she
offers to release the man from what she
thinks is a galling contract ; but his accept-
ance of freedom is speedily followed by a
fuller realization of his own unsuspected feel-
HuTTEN, Bettina V., (Barottess.) Our Lady
of the Beeches. Houghton, M. 12, $1.25.
Iliowizi, Henry. The archiery of Samara:
a Russian nove|. Coates. 12, (Griffin
King, Charles. The iron brigade: a story
of the Army of the Potomac; il. by R. F.
Zogbaum. Dillingham. 12, $1.50.
London, Jack. Daughter of the snows. Lip-
pincott. D. $1.50.
"The story is an excellent record of a
life so strange and novel that even our pic-
turesque earlier West could furnish no paral-