# The Dial/Volume 15/Number 171

THE DIAL
A Semi-Monthly Journal of
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EDITED BY {Volume XV.
FRANCIS F. BROWNE. {No. 171.

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CHICAGO, AUGUST 1, 1893

THE DIAL
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No. 171.
Vol. XV.
AUGUST 1, 1893.

Contents.

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The Congress of Philologists, the Congress of Historians, the Folklore Congress, the Congress of Librarians.

"Perhaps an Error."
R. O. Williams.
English Drama at the Universities.
C.
66
Paul Shorey
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Octave Thanet

Studies of the Greek Poets.—A diagrammatic treatment of English Literature.—A condensed history of the Italian Republics.—More portraits of Women of the French Court.—A guide to reading and making verse.—Beautiful reprint of the Hebrew text of the Old Testament.—Narrative of a Polish adventurer.