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"Will Interest the old hardly less than the young" -Chicago Evening Post LUCAS' A BOOK OF VERSES FOR CHILDREN
Over 200 poems, representing some 80 authors. Compiled by EDWARD VERRALL LUCAS. With title-page and cover-lining pictures in color by F. D. BEDFORD, two other illustrations, and white cloth cover in three colors and gilt. Revised edition. 12mo. $2.00. Prof. Edward Everett Hale, Jr.: "David Copperfield remembered learning to walk, and Pierre Loti remembers the first time he jumped, think. My earliest recollections are of being sung to sleep by my father, who used to sing for that purpose 'The British Grenadiers and other old-time songs. At about the same period it must have been that my mother introduced me to 'Meddlesome Mattie' and George and the Chimney-sweep.' It was, therefore, with a rush of recollection that on opening 'A Book of Verses for Children piled by Edward Verrall Lucas I discovered not only these three classics but many another lovely thing by Ann and Jane Taylor, Elizabeth Turner, and others, as well as more modern poems by Stevenson and Lewis Carroll. 'Can it be,' thought I, 'that children nowadays will stand Ann and Jane Taylor?' An opportunity of experiment came very soon. I happened to have the book under my arm the next day as I stopped to see some friends. They were out, so I asked for the children and had afternoon tea with real tea-things in company with a large and very beautiful doll, and afterward skated about the hall on what had originally been toy freight-cars. At last I asked if poems would be acceptable. The proposal was received with favor, and I was soon seated on a large trunk with Miss Geraldine on one side and Mr. Bartlett on the other. I began with a safe one, The Walrus and the Carpenter,' but went on with the Taylorian 'Birds, Beasts, and Fishes.' This took very well. I tried another modern (not to push a good thing into the ground), and then went on with 'Tommy and his Sister Jane.' This also succeeded, so I continued with others and others. We were finally interrupted in our delightful occupation, but I regarded the experiment as successful. . I know of nothing better to say of this book than the strictly accurate and unvarnished account I have just given. For my own part I thought it one of the most delightful books I had seen for a long time.
Critic: "We know of no other anthology for children so complete and well arranged."
New York Tribune: "The book remains a good one; it contains so much that is charming, so much that is admirably in tune with the spirit of childhood. Moreover, the few colored decorations with which it is supplied are extremely artistic, and the cover is exceptionally attractive."
Churchman: "Beautiful in its gay cover, laid paper, and decorated title-page. Mr. Edward Verrall Lucas has made the selections with nice discrimination and an intimate knowledge of children's needs and capacities. Many of the selections are classic, all are refined and excellent. The book is valuable as a household treasure. 39
Bookman: "A very satisfactory book for its purpose, and has in it much that is not only well adapted to please and interest a rational child, but that is good, sound literature also."
Poet Lore: "A child could scarcely get a choicer range of verse to roll over in his mind, or be coaxed to it by a prettier volume.... A book to take note of against Christmas and all the birthday gift times of the whole year round."
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"One of the most important books on Music that has ever been published."-W. J. HENDERSON, Musical Critic of N. Y. TIMES.
LAVIGNAC'S MUSIC AND MUSICIANS
Translated by WILLIAM Marchant. Edited by H. E. KREHBIEL.
Dial: "If one had to restrict his musical library to a single volume, we doubt whether he could do better than select the work called 'Music and Musicians.'... We find in this new volume the same lucidity of exposition, the same economy of arrangement, and the same comprehensiveness, in fact, although not in form, a veritable encyclopædia of music, and will be found equally satisfactory as a work of reference and as a text-book for the actual study of counterpoint, the structure of instruments, the history of music, and the physical basis of musical production. A few supplementary pages, by Mr. H. E. Krehbiel, add American composers to M. Lavignac's list, and put the finishing touch of usefulness upon a work which we cordially recommend to both students and general readers."
"It is impossible to speak too highly of this volume" (Literary Review, oston). The most comprehensive reference-work on music published in a single volume and accessible to readers of English" Review of Reviews).-" An encyclopædia from which all manner of curious facts may be drawn " (Literary World).-"A musical library in itself" (Chicago Tribune)." A cyclopædia of knowledge concerning his art" (Christian Register)." It adds a great deal that the student of music is not likely to get elsewhere" (Springfield Republican)." The most complete and perfect work of its kind" (The Home Journal, New York).- For the musical student and music teacher invaluable if not indispensable " (Buffalo Commercial).-" He has apportioned his pages with rare good judgment" (Churchman).— .-"It is of all things thorough" (Brooklyn Eagle).-" There is nothing superficial about it" (Hartford Courant).-" it has a reliability and authority which give it the highest value" (Chicago Tribune).—“ Distinctly scientific" (Providence Journal).—" It seems to have been his desire to let no interesting topic escape. The wonder is that those parts of the book which ought to be dry are so readable. . . . A style which can fairly be described as fascinating " (N. Y. Times)." Free from superfluous technicalities" (Providence Journal).—“ He has covered the field with French clarity and German thoroughness" (Springfield Republican). "Not too technical to be exceedingly useful and enjoyable to every intelligent reader " (Hartford Courant).-"Lightened with interesting anecdotes" (Brooklyn Eagle).-" He writes brilliantly even the laziest . or most indifferent will find that he chains the attention and makes a perusal of the history of music a delightful recreation" (N. Y. Home Journal).
"Capitally indexed. Mr. Marchant has done his hard task of translating exceedingly well" (Transcript). The pictures of the instruments are clear and helpful" (N. Y. Times).—"An unusually handsome book" (Musical Record).-"This superb volume" (The Watchman).— "This handsome volume, . . . elegantly printed on the best of paper, and the illustrations are numerous" (Christian Register).—“An excellent translator (Providence Journal).-" Well translated" (School and Home Education).-"The translation is excellent; . . . hand mely bound" (Home Journal).
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Selections, with introduction and notes, by RALPH C. RINGWALT, formerly Instructor in Columbia University. 334 PP. 12mo. $1.00, net.
Contains Schurz's General Amnesty, Jeremiah S. Black's Trial by Jury, Phillips's Daniel O'Connell, Depew's Inauguration of Washington, Curtis's The Leadership of Educated Men, Henry W. Grady's The New South, and Beecher's The Sepulchre in the Garden.
Prof. F. N. Scott, University of Michigan: “An extremely sensible book.
Prof. D. L. Maulsby, Tufts College: "The opening essay is the best on its subject that I have seen of recent years. It shows grasp on both the early and later literature of the subject, and is thoroughly alive to modern conditions."
Prof. A. G. Newcomer, Leland Stanford University: The essay on the theory of oratory is one of the most sensible and at the same time stimulating essays of the kind I have ever seen."
Prof. Ralph W. Thomas, Colgate University: "It is a work that the individual student should have constantly at hand.'
ALDEN'S ART OF DEBATE
By Dr. R. M. ALDEN, University of Pennsylvania. xv+279 pp. 16mo. $1.00, net.
Prof. Wm. C. Thayer, Lehigh University: "An excellent book, well put together, fresh and up-to-date. I shall use it, if the opportunity occurs."
WAGNER'S MODERN POLITICAL ORATIONS (BRITISH)
Edited by Leopold Wagner. xv+344 PP. 12mo. $1.00, net.
A collection of some of the most notable examples of the political oratory of the present reign. Includes Brougham on Negro Emancipation; Fox and Cobden on the Corn Laws; Bright on the Suspension of Habeas Corpus Act; Butt and Morley on Home Rule; Gladstone on the Beaconsfield Ministry; Parnell on the Coercion Bill; and others by Beaconsfield, Russell, Randolph Churchill, Chamberlain, Macaulay, Bulwer-Lytton, McCarthy, etc., etc.
By Burke, Steele, Saxby, Halifax, Arbuthnot, Swift, Bolingbroke, and "Junius." Edited by A. F. POLLARD. Bound in one volume. Pamphlet Library. 12mo. Cloth, $1.75, net, special.
The Nation: "The selections are very well chosen. . . . Deserves well of book-buyers in point of matter and form."
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De Quincey: Joan of Arc; The Mail Coach. Edited by Prof.
The introduction sketches De Quincey's life and style. Allusions and other difficult points are explained in the notes. This volume and the Essays on Boswell's Johnson (see under Macaulay) are used at Cornell for elementary rhetorical study.
Dryden: Essays on the Drama.
Edited by Dr. Wm. Strunk,
Ford: The Broken Heart. A Spartan Tragedy in verse.
Edited by Prof. CLINTON SCOLLARD of Hamilton College.
A play notable for its repressed emotion and psychological interest. Charles Lamb wrote: "I do not know where to find in any play a catastrophe so grand, so solemn, and so surprising as this" [of The Broken Heart].
Johnson: Rasselas. Edited by Prof. OLIVER Farrar EMERSON of Adelbert. Ivi+179 pp. 50c. (Buckram, 70c.)
The introduction treats of Johnson's style, the circumstances under which Rasselas was written, and its place in the history of fiction. The notes explain allusions and trace the sources of some of Johnson's materials.
Landor: Selections from the Imaginary Conversations. Edited by Prof. A. G. NEWCOMER of Stanford University. lix+166 pp. 50c.
Sixteen of the "Conversations," which have been chosen especially because of their vital and stimulating character, which appeals strongly to the young student.