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Harper's Young People (for 1884). The bound volume makes a beautiful as well as valuable annual; and, as it has been a perennial during the current year, by virtue of its weekly visits, so will it be in future years, in its new form. It marks the high level to which juvenile literature has attained. Left Behind; or, Ten Days a News-Boy. By JAMES Otis, Author of "Toby Tyler,"

etc. Illustrated. 16mo, pp. 205. New York: Harper & Brothers. A boy's story—such as boys like to read-of the less exceptional kind of its class. Fifty Years of London Life. Memoirs of a Man of the World. By Eduund Yates.

12mo, pp. 444. New York: Harper & Brothers. A gossipy sketch of personal reminiscences-largely autobiographical--of a London theatrical man. It will be specially interesting to its own class, as it is also not without its value as a picture of the changing phases of the British metropolis for the last halfcentury. Biographical Essays. By Max MULLER, A.M. Rammohun Roy, Keshub Chunder

Sen, Dayananda Surasvati, Bunyiu Nanjio and Kenjiu Kasawara, Mohl, and Kingsley. 12mo, pp. 282. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. These are some of Max Müller's larger “Chips.' Rhetoric Made Racy; or, Aids to Good English. A Companion Book in the Study of Grammar, Rhetoric, and Composition, for Schools, Reading Circles, Literary Societies, and Self-Culture. By Rev. WILBUR F. Crafts, A.M., and H. F. Fisk, A.M. 18mo, pp. 283. Chicago: George Sherwood & Co. “ Laughing, to teach the truth.” The People's

Church Pulpit. Edited by J. W. HAMILTON (Pastor). 12mo, pp. 326. Buston: People's Church. Just what relation this book bears to “The People's Church” does not appear, further than that the pastor of that church is its editor, and a sketch of its progress forms an Introduction. The sermons were also preached in the church. They are by Bishop Simpson, Joseph Cook, the Pastor, Revs. Phillips Brooks, J. P. Newman, J. M. Buckley, O. P. Gifford, J. O. Peck, Bishops Foster, Campbell, and Mallalieu, the Pastor, J. H. Vincent, and Dr. Townsend. Boston Monday Lectures : Occident. With Preludes on Current Events. By JOSEPH

COOK Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co. 12mo, pp. 382. The annual volume (that for 1884) of the “Boston Monday Lectures” is a little tardy in its coming this year, but it is now in hand. Its form is like its predecessors, and its matter the same that was printed and scattered broadcast over the country during last winter and early spring. But there is much in the volume that will bear re-reading, and in its present form it becomes permanent, and may be widely circulated.

Lost Fairy Tales. By EDOUARD LABOULAYE, Author of "Fairy Book," etc. Au

thorized Translation by Mary L. Booth. Illustrated. 12mo, pp. 382. New York:

Harper & Brothers. Both these stories and the pictures will afford a vast fund of innocent amusement to the young folks. None better since the days of Hans Christian Andersen, or the Grimm Brothers. Hebrew Introduction ; An Elementary Hebrew Grammar and Reading Book. By

Edw. C. MITCHELL, D.D. 8vo, pp. 94 and xxxiii. Andover: Warren F. Draper. A well-prepared and elegantly printed first book in Hebrew, concise, clear, and suficiently comprehensive. My Missionary Apprenticeship. By Rev. J. M. THOBURN, D.D. 12mo, pp. 386.

New York: Phillips & Hunt. A personal narrative of experiences. Our Missionary Heroes and Heroines; or. Heroic Deeds Done in Methodist Mission

ary Fields. By DANIEL WISE, D.D. 12mo, pp. 291. New York: Phillips & Hunt. Miss Tommy. A Mediæval Romance; and In a House-Boat. A Journal. By

the Author of "John Halifax, Gentleman." Illustrated. 12mo, pp. 253. New

York: Harper & Brothers. Cloth, $1; paper, 50 cents. A quiet, sprightly, and instructive story of a young woman, who neither aspired to be a man nor despised those whom nature had made such. The writer says of her heroine : “She really lived about half a century ago. She was very beautiful and charming; her name was Thomasina, and she was generally called Miss Tommy It is one of Mrs. Mulock-Craik's characteristic stories, and that fact is its sufficient recommendation. The Voyage of the Vivian" to the North Pole and Beyond. (Adventures of Two

Youths in the Open Polar Sea.) By THOMAS W. Knox, Author of " The Young Nimrods," etc. 8vo, pp. 297. This is Mr. Knox's contribution for the year to the heroics of juvenile romance.' It appears quite opportunely, just when the public mind is all awake to arctic matters. The “voyage” is, of course, fictitious, but the facts of which it is built up are chiefly real, and the fictitious matter is generally such as might be real. The boys will like it, and it will teach them much that will be valuable to them. Universal History. The Oldest Historical Group of Nations and the Greeks. By

LEOPOLD VON RANKE. Edited by G. W. PROTHERO, King's College, Cambridge.

8vo, pp. 494. New York: Harper & Brothers. Only the barest skeleton of history can be given in such a work as this, and, accordingly, the author purposes to relate only the things which belong to the whole race of mankind. A little more than a hundred pages are devoted to the ancient eastern nations, (including the Jews,) and the balance of the volume treats only of the Greeks, with whom profane history really begins. The Ice Queen. By ERNEST INGERSOLL, Author of "Friends Worth Knowing,"

etc. Illustrated. 16mo, pp. 256. New York: Harper & Brothers. A sprightly story about boys and girls—for boys and girls.

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METHODIST REVIEW.

MARCH, 1885.

ART. I.-BISHOP THOMSON.

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