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he can obtain a mastery of the language we may not say, never having made such progress. It will depend greatly upon his aptitude for the acquisition of languages. Senor Arteaga's method is, however, admirable, and the student, the traveller, and the business man, for all of whom the work is intended, will receive from him intelligent and practical help and guidance. A more serviceable and practical work, and a better guide to the treasures of Spanish literature and the idioms of Spanish speech, is not to be hoped.

Intermediate French Grammar. By G. H. Clarke, M.A., and L. R. Tanqueray, B.-es-L. (Murray.) WHILE not claiming completeness so far as regards the scientific study of the language, this latest French grammar is likely to be of highest utility to the advancing student. It has one distinct advantage over previous works of its class : that it renders a full account of the decree of 26 February, 1901, by which liberties were permitted with certain rules of syntax now judged out of date. As is pointed out, the decree in question prescribes nothing it simply tolerates. These liberties are given in an appendix which repays close study. The apostrophe need not be used in compound verbs such as entrouvrir ; the hyphen may be omitted in [qy. from] compound nouns, adjectives, verbs, &c., as chef d'c&uvre, ci joint, &c. ; we may now say le Dante, le Guide, as well as le Tasse and le Correge. When we come to nouns, verbs, &c., the changes permitted are more important, and the advanced student will do well to master this part of the volume, even though permission, and not obliga- tion, is involved. Suggestions for desirable changes in English practice maybe drawn from the appendix. For general purposes the ' Grammar ' is greatly to be commended.

William Hogarth. By G. Elliot Anstruther. (Bell

& Sons.) Thomas Gainsborough. By Mrs. Arthur Bell. (Same


HOGARTH and Gainsborough are the latest addi- tions to Bell's "Miniature Series of Painters." Both volumes are worthy of the companionship into which they are admitted. The former contains a biography derived in part from Mr. Austin Dobson's studies of Hogarth as artist, chronicler, and moralist, the location of his principal pictures, and their chronology, together with a selected bibliography. Eight designs, including the picture of the artist by himself, Garrick as Richard III., and ' A March to Finchley,' are given.

Mrs. Bell's ' Life of Gainsborough' is divided into four sections, dealing with boyhood, youth, and marriage ; at Bath ; return to London ; and last years and death. The judgments passed upon his work repay study. Among the pictures reproduced are ' The Blue Boy,' which serves as frontispiece, 4 The Market Cart,' ' Mrs. Siddons,' and ' Lady Mulgrave.'

Barnaby Rudge ; Little Dorrit ; Our Mutual Friend.

By Charles Dickens. (Chapman & Hall and


AT 9 th S. viii. 416 we noticed the appearance of an Oxford - paper edition of the ' Pickwick Papers,' with reduced illustrations, published jointly by Messrs. Chapman & Hall and Mr. Henry Frowde, and commented on its convenient size and legible type. This was the second volume of the series. We

have now to acknowledge the three concluding

volumes (xv.-xvii.), got up in similar style, and

provided also with illustrations in the case of

Little Dorrit' by Phiz, in that of ' Barnaby Rudge '

y Phiz and Cattermole, and in that of ' Our Mutual

Friend' by Mr. Marcus Stone. The work last

aamed also supplies a portrait of Dickens taken in


THE Coronation number of the Lady's Pictorial s superbly illustrated, and has remarkable interest. With it is supplied a reproduction of the design of E. T. Parris, showing the coronation of Queen Victoria. It occupies a prominent place among serial publications dealing with the Coronation.

MESSRS. T. & R. ANNAN & SONS are responsible for a photographic reproduction of William Barr's portrait of Thomas Carlyle, which is admirably executed, and presents the old Chelsea sage and cynic in his most characteristic aspect.

MR. MAX BELLOWS, of Locarno, Stroud Road, Gloucester, writes : " May I, through the medium of ' N. & Q.,' ask those who possess letters written by the late John Bellows, of Gloucester, to be kind enough to lend them for possible publication ? They may be addressed to Mrs. Bellows, Upton Knoll, Gloucester, who will return them within reasonable time."


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