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by Hans Memlinc of St. Ursula from Bruges, a 'St. Jerome in the Desert,' by Lord Leighton, a Martyrdom of St. Dorothea,' by Sir Edward Burne-Jones; a 'Mass of St Basil,' from the Louvre, by Subleyras ; and a 'Dedication ot fet. (Jt-uevieve,' from the Pantheon, by Puvis de Cha- vannes. A propox of St. ( Jenevieve, M rs. Bell points out that the fact that she shares with St. Denis the honour of being "immortalized in the secularized Pantheon proves that faith in the Master she served is not yet extinct in the city she loved so well. No work better calculated than this to facilitate and render attractive the study of Christian sym- bolism is within reach of the general reader, and the student will delight in thepossession of numerous masterpieces of Christian art not easily accessible elsewhere.
Gammer OretheVs Fairy Tales. Translated by
Edgar Taylor. (Moring.)
THIS is far away the best collection of fairy stories which the present season has brought. With the Gammer herself albeit her portrait as a comely dame of strongly marked Teutonic features appears as a frontispiece to the volume we can claim no intimacy. The stories assigned to her are, however, from the Brothers Grimm, the best of all sources, and the illustrations are by Cruik- shank and his imitators, the name of most frequent occurrence being Byfield. The stories are arranged under twelve evenings, each evening including three or four legends. Many of themsuch as 'The Golden Goose,' ' Ashputtel,"Rumpelstiltskin,' The Goose Girl,' 'Tom Thumb,' 'The Four Crafts- men,' and ' Hansel and Grethel 'are sufficiently familiar. In almost every case, however, some feature is introduced which gives the whole the air of a variant. It speaks much for the vivacity of the narratives that, numerous as were the claims on our time, we read through the volume from cover to cover. The get-up is handsome and effec- tive, and the work, for children, is an ideal gift- book.
Twelfth Night; The Comedy of Errors; King Richard II. ; King Richard III. ; King Henry V. ; Cymbeline; Sonnets; Poems. With Introductions and Notes by John Dennis and Illustrations by Byam Shaw. (Bell & Sons.)
PRACTICALLY the publication of the "Chiswick Shakespeare finished with the year 1902, and the whole of the works are now in the hands of readers. In praise of an edition as charming in get-up and appearance as trustworthy in text and convenient in shape, we have often spoken. That the merits win general recognition was abundantly testified when we witnessed a rehearsal of a Shakespearian play, and found in the hands of those present more copies of the "Chiswick Shake- speare than of all other editions put together. The advantages that this edition possesses are easily defined. It has a text, we will not say per- fect, since all texts even now, with the exception of facsimile reprints of the First Folio, have under- gone some sophistication, but as good as we can get. Its illustrations are correct and helpful, which is not often thecase, designs having not seldom very little to do with the subject treated, and being sometimes flatly contradictory of the author's avowed meaning. The type and paper are very pleasant to eyes that find much modern printing difficult and wearying; the notes and comments
are helpful and few; the shape of the volume is convenient it may almost be carried in the waistcoat pocket ; and the exterior appearance is quaintly and artistically fantastic. No call exists to deal at any length with the concluding volumes, though those containing the sonnets and the poems deserve a few special words. The illus- trations to these are different in character from the others, the final illustration being, so far as we can learn, personal to the artist. A design of Adonis shows him scarcely youthful enough ; one of the doves of Venus holding their course to Paphos is supplied, and another to " Well could he ride." Among Mr. Shaw's designs those to Acts III. and IV. of 'Twelfth Night,' to 'King Henry V.,' Act III., and Act II. of ' Cymbeline ' are especially effective. We trust that there are many of our readers who, like ourselves, plume themselves on thepossession of the completed work, which is in thirty-nine volumes.
The Clergy Directory and Parish Guide, 1903.
THIS best and most useful of clerical guides has reached its thirty-second annual issue. Great pains have been taken to maintain its deservedly high reputation. We have for many years used no other, and have never found anything either missing or erroneous.
THE Rev. Alfred Gatty, D.D., Vicar of Eccles- field and Sub-Dean of York, whose death in his ninetieth year took place on the 20th inst., was a constant contributor to ' N. & Q.' His name occurs many times in the first volume, and appears with diminishing frequency in late years up to 1901, when on 11 May (9 th S. >-ii. 367) it is seen for the last time. He was a well-known author, and was the husband of Mrs. Margaret Gatty, the compiler of an authoritative work on sundials, which went through several editions.
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