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254 Reviews.

the Attis collection is also very full, and ranges from Herodotus to the Christian fathers ; it also includes a number of Greek and Latin inscriptions, ranging from the second century B.C. to A.D. 390. The succeeding chapters of the book discuss the myths and cult of Attis from a comparative point of view. The other two pamphlets are chiefly materials for study. We give these books a hearty welcome, tempered with regret, for the first volume is not sufficiently indexed — the other two parts have no index at all. Almost incredible, but true. Mr. Fahz, we may note, has a grammatical error in his title-page.

The Little Black Princess : a True Tale of Life in the Never-Never Land. By Jeannie Gunn. Alexander Moring, Ltd.

If this delightful child's book is written, as it appears to be, from first-hand knowledge of the blackfellows of the Northern Territory of Australia, Mrs. Gunn ought certainly to give us the benefit of her observations with details suited to the needs of the student. No more graphic picture of blackfellow life has yet reached us. It shows us the actual working of what others describe.

Animism : the Seed of Religion. By Edward Clodd, London: A. Constable & Co. 1905.

Mr. Clodd's " booklet " (as he himself styles it) is con- structed to meet the needs of the larger public. Nor does his practised hand fail him. The general reader is given just what he is likely to want, namely, the classical view of Animism and of its place in the history of religion.

Personally, however, I mistrust the classical view. I cannot