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This report of current literature is supplemented by fuller reviews of such books as in the judgment of the editors are of special importance to our readers. Any of these books will be sent by the publishers of The Outlook, postpaid, to any address on receipt of the published price, with postage added when the price is marked“ net.” Agnosticism. By Robert Flint. Charles Scrib- vention by the United States Government, the
ner's Sons, New York. 594x8 in. 664 pages. $2, Berlin and Brussels Conferences. Dr. Flint's eminence among representative Continuous Power the Natural Result of Conwriters upon Theism commands attention to
verting Heat into Work, in an Insulated Expan. his treatment of Agnosticism. No writer that
sion Engine, at Temperatures Below the Normal
of the Atmosphere." By J. F. Place. Illustrated. we are aware of has treated it so amply and (Revised Edition-Tenth Thousand.) The Stand. thoroughly as here. Its history, erroneous
ard Power Co., New York. 7x93, in. 48 pages. views of it, its distinguished representatives, Derby Anniversary Calendar (The): Being the its various forms, its relation to various sub- Records of Six Thousand Noteworthy Events, jects, are successively discussed both crit- Anniversaries, Birthdays, etc., in American Hisically and constructively, so as to illuminate
tory. Compiled and Edited by George Derby,
James T. White & Co., New York. 4x 514 in. 366 the validity of theistic belief. In this process
pages. 50c. much wood, hay, and stubble in the work Despatches of Field-Marshal The Duke of of Christian theologians is swept away. It Wellington: During his Campaigns in India, is a severe judgment that is passed upon Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the Low Countries, the current Ritschlian theology, pronouncing and France, and Relating to America. Selected its foundation " anti-scientific and anti-rational
and Arranged by Walter Wood. E. P. Dutton &
Co., New York. '6x14 in. 475 pages. $3.50, net. to the core." The argument for theism has
The editor of these despatches has done his gained cogency from the labor spent upon it
work with credit to himself and with satisfacduring the past generation. Deism, as Dr.
tion to the reader. He has chosen the most Flint says, has been displaced, and theism has been enriched with what is true in pantheism.
interesting passages from the despatches of
"our greatest soldier,” as he calls the Duke Nevertheless, agnosticism in one form or another will long keep in the field, so numerous
of Wellington. The despatches cover the
Duke's campaigns from 1799 to 1815, and are the points that supply it with opportunity, all speculative thought being concerned with
cover such widely differing regions as India, ideas that are involved in the idea of God.
Denmark, the Spanish Peninsula, the Low
Countries, and France. While the account Albrecht Dürer. By Lina Eckenstein. Illus- of Waterloo may attract widest popular interthe dearth of true educational ideals, among of his material, his attitude towards the Rev the Hebrews, on the other hand, there was a lution, with a very keen and convincing analys salutary, invigorating system of natural edu- of those aspects of the great tragedy whic cation.” “Only among them was the principle appealed to him, and in the delineation firmly grasped and boldly enunciated that the which he showed masterly strength. Th poor man's son had as much right to be introduction is valuable as a criticism of Ca educated up to his true capacity as a rich lyle's work, bringing out as it does both th man's son, and that both alike should be strength and weakness of its powerful inte taught to work." It is true that an admirable pretation. Mr. Rose has supplemented an side of the Greek lay in his grasp of the occasionally corrected Carlyle's narrative wit principle that it was the duty of the State to the aid of the most recent knowledge in th educate its citizens. But the education pro- form of foot-notes. Taking into account th vided was, according to our author, narrow in fact that Carlyle gathered his materials i conception, shallow in character, and destitute 1837, when those materials were scanty a of a vivifying ideal. As for the Roman sys- compared with the wealth of material at han tem, adds Dr. Ramsay, its one educational to-day, bis narrative bears the test of moderi aim seems to have been to prevent the mass investigation astonishingly well; but there an of the people from thinking too much, and to some errors, and those errors Mr. Rose ha provide them with abundant amusements. corrected in his notes, and has brough Electra. By Benito Pérez Galdós. Edited
trated. E. P. Dutton & Co., New York. 4x6 in. est, the despatches concerning the necessarily 31 pages. 75c., net.
rigorous and well-nigh savage discipline of Reserved for later notice.
the Peninsular army possess peculiar impressChildren's First Story Book (The). By May iveness, and incidentally confirm some ac
H. Wood. Illustrated. The American Book Co., counts in Napier's history.
New York. 5x7 in. 80 pages. 25c.
Education of Christ (The): Hillside Reveries. bert. Illustrated. Published from the Income of the
By W. M. Ramsay, D.C.L. G. P. Putnam's Sons, Francis G. Butler Publication Fund of Western
New York. 41, x7 in. 1.38 pages. $1. Reserve University, 1902. 5x799 in. 58 pages.
In paper, print, and binding, this seems an
ideal little book. The text matches the mateCivilization in Congoland: A Story of Inter
rial incorporation, a text to appeal not only to national Wrong-Doing. By H. R. Fox Bourne. P. S. King & Son, Westminster, S. W. London. every religiously and devoutly minded man, 594x844in. 311 pages,
but also to every æsthetically and sanely disIn his introductory note to this volume Sir posed man. The “ Impressions of Turkey Charles Dilke says that the Congo State, as showed us that few if any writers could claim at present constituted, is in a worse condition a more intimate acquaintance with Asia Minor than Portugal itself would have maintained. than can Dr. Ramsay. The present volume This condition has been brought about by well reflects his intimacy with that region and Belgian inhumanity towards the natives ; and with Palestine. More clearly and insistently the aim of Mr. Fox Bourne's book is to direct than in any other land, the philosophy of hispublic attention to the scandals and offenses tory, " the will of God as wrought in the in the Congo State against which the Abori- world,” is written in the landscape of Palesgines Protective Association (of which Mr. tine, and the rightly educated mind cannot but Fox Bourne is Secretary) has been protesting.. read it there. The country was a decisive The book includes not only an appallingly factor in making the people who lived in it; long list of outrages which are no longer and, thinks Dr. Ramsay, had a notable infludenied, but also an account of the Congolese ence on the mind of Christ. The Child of from the earliest time to the advent of the Nazareth must have drawn inspiration and Portuguese, a discussion of the slave trade, lessons from the scenes in view of which he and a description of Sir Henry Stanley's ex- grew up to manhood. Speaking of the eduplorations and the development of the plans cational ideals of Christ's day, Dr. Ramsay of King Leopold of Belgium, culminating in has an opinion worth quoting. If the Græ the Anglo-Portuguese treaty of 1884, the inter- Roman world was decaying and dying from
together for the benefit of the reader a vas by Otis Gridley Bunnell, M.S. The American Book amount of information relating to references Co., New York. 5x7 in. 185 pages. 70c.
historical and otherwise. The three volume Elements of General Method (The) : Based
are well printed and tastefully bound, an on the Principles of Herbart. By Charles A.
contain a number of very interesting portraits McMurry, Ph.D. (New Edition, Revised and En. It will be remembered that Carlyle placer larged.) The Macmillan Co., New York. 5x712 in. 331 pages. 90c.
portraits among the most important' historica
data. A valuable work, and recognized as such by progressive educators. The relative value of Greuze. By Harold Armitage. (Bell's Minia studies, and the engagement of the pupil's
ture Series of Painters.) The Macmillan Co., New
York. 4x6/4 in. 60 pages. 50c. mind or “ interest,” are the topics to which
Reserved for later notice. the most space is devoted. One sentence must be quoted : “For moral educative pur- Holman Hunt. By George C. Williamson, poses in the training of the young, the history
Litt.D., (Bell's Miniature Series of Painters.) The
Macmillan Co., New York. 4x64. in. 64 pages. 50cm of America, from the early explorations and
Reserved for later notice. settlements along the Atlantic coast to the present, has scarcely a parallel in history." Journal of Social Science, containing the Pro
ceedings of the American Association. Number Eschatology. By Rev. C. A. Huntington,
December, 1902. Washington Papers of Eureka, Cal. Jewett Bros., Eureka, Cal. 7x10 in. 1902. Papers Read in the Department of Educa19 pages. Paper bound.
tion, Health, Jurisprudence, and Social Economy
with Stenographic Notes of Debate. Published For a Maiden Brave. By Chauncey C. Hotch- for the American Social Science Association by G. P.
kiss. Illustrated in Colors. D. Appleton & Co., Putnam's Sons, New York. 6x91, in. 223 pages.
New York. 5x7"2 in. 373 pages. $1.50.
Laundry Manual. By L. Ray Balderston and
M. C. Limerick. (Third Edition, Revised and Encertainly a field somewhat overworked of late
larged.) The Avil Printing Co., Philadelphia. 5x7% by novelists. The Long Island campaign in in. 66 pages. 1778 furnishes most of the historical material, Le Gendre de M. Poirier : Comédie en Quatre but scenes of interest occur in New York and
Actes. By Émile Augier et Jules Sandeau. Edited New Haven. The author has considerable
by Edwin Carl Roedder, Ph.D. The American Book
Co., New York. 5x7 in. 144 pages. 40c. story-weaving talent, but gives us a little too much plot, while his characters incline to sen- Letters from the East, 1837-1857. Edited by timentalism and verbosity in their talk.
Janet Ross. Ilustrated. J. M. Dent & Co., Lon
don. 6x9 in. 332 pages. $5, net. Frederic Lord Leighton. By George C. The author of these letters was an English Williamson, Litt.D. (Bell's Miniature Series of
diplomat, administrator, and sportsman in Painters.) The Macmillan Co., New York. 4x6. in. 56 pages. $1.
India and elsewhere, and his letters abound Reserved for later notice,
in interesting and quite often thrilling accounts
of experiences and adventures in Asia Minor, French Revolution (The). By Thomas Carlyle. Illustrated. The Machillan Co., New
Arabia, Syria, and Egypt. He knew the life York. 512 X 849 in. $9, net.
of the people of the East intimately, and he The important features of this reprint are the
saw and relates many really extraordinary introduction and notes furnished by Mr. J. W.
incidents. Of another kind of interest is a Rose, whose “ Life of Napoleon the First” is passage on the very first page of the book. one of the most important contributions to the We quote it as adding another to the many study of the French Revolution made of recent
curious glimpses of Disraeli's personality: years, and, indeed, at any time. Mr. Rose is When I was about twelve, Disraeli, accompanied by entirely familiar with the section of history Mr. N. Willis
, the American author. came from Alex covered by Carlyle's picturesque and striking andria to Malta with letters of credit to my tather, and work. In a very interesting introduction he
presented himself at the office dressed in a silk dressing
gown with a guitar suspended by a broad riband round indicates the steps by which Carlyle was led
his neck. My father asked him to dine and to go to the to take up the subjeci of the Revolution, the
opera afterwards, and we boys were allowed to come books from which he derived the larger part down to dessert and to accompany the party to the
In 3 vols.
on the stage
theater Disraeli wore lace ruffles on his shirt-front and deep-sea life, personal adventures in far-away his wrist bands, and his fingers were covered with jeweled islands and strange coasts-all of which is rings, so we looked much more at him than at the scene readable, often entertaining, and sometimes
even poetical. The book is handsomely Loyal Traitors : A Story of Friendship for the printed and illustrated. Filipinos. By Raymond L. Bridgman. The James H West Co. Boston. 5x8 in. 370 pages.
New Century Bible (The): Vol. II., St. Mark.
Edited by S. D. F. Salmond, D.D., F.E.I.S. General By B. P. Galdós. Edited by Editor, Prof. W. F. Adeney: Oxtord University Edward Gray, A.B. The American Book Co., New Press (American Branch), New York. 4x612 in. York : 7 in. 264 pages. 90c.
It is some time since the last volume of this Mediæval French Literature. By Gaston
Paris. (The Temple Edition.) The Macmillan series appeared on our table. We therefore Co. New York. 4x6 in. 161 pages. 40c.
note that it contains both the Authorized and The careful study of the literature of Old the Revised Version, and that the annotations France by M. Gaston Paris-regarded abroad on the latter make it a brief and handy sort of as a standard work on the subject-has now commentary for popular use. been translated into English and published in a small but excellently printed volume. The
Next Step in Evolution (The) : The Present
Step. By I. K. Funk, D.D, LL.D. Funk & Wag: erudite professor considers his subject both
nalls Co., New York. 334 x 7 in. 106 pages. 50c., net. from its social aspect and its historical values. There is much in this little book that reminds The work inexcusably lacks an index ; when
one of Henry Drummond-its emphasis upon succeeding, editions are thus provided, the the unity of the spiritual and the natural book should become an extremely valuable world, its imagery drawn from science and volume for students both of French and of
from common human experience, its vital comparative literature. The author seems
rather than scholastic atmosphere. The auequally at home whether discussing, the thor presents the coming of Christ into the Merotingian, Carolingian,or Capetian periods, life, the character, of humanity as the true secbut perhaps his most brilliant description is ond coming of Christ, whatever other coming that of the reign of Louis VIII., when a liter
there may be. Appeal is made equally to the ary activity was evident more genuinely aris. reason and the imagination. The book is tocratic in the best sense than any which pre full of quotable passages : “In a deep sense, ceded or succeeded it. In that notable age as a man thinketh so he is. . . . Answer to the Arthurian romance was written and poetry
prayer is a growth, a building up or down to flourished, whether in epic, romantic, satirical, what you wish.” “The children of the inner didactic, or lyric form. In later chapters two kingdom never crowd ; the more, the more comments by the distinguished author should room.” This book is a type of that new be noted: one is that Philippe de Comines devotional literature which is the product of a is “justly regarded as the first of modern scientific age. historians;" the other is that Villon is “the first and perhaps the best of our humorists." Origin of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong
(The). By Franz Brentano. English Translation Mediæval India under Mohammedan Rule, 712- by Cecil Hague. E. P. Dutton & Co., New York.
1764. By Stanley Lane-Poole, M.A., Litt.D., 512X83. in. 125 pages. $1.50, net. M.R.I.A. Illustrated. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New The lecture thus entitled was originally deYork. 544X8 in. 449 pages. $1.35, net.
livered before the Vienna Law Society. ProProfessor Lane Poole here relates the story of fessor Brentano holds that there is a natural the thousand years from the coming of the
moral law universally and incontestably valid, Arab to the coming of the Briton. It is more
and that the knowledge of it lies within the the story of princes than of a people; there is
range of the human mind. The argument by no national development, but a series of con
which he supports this view is so discursive querors and rulers, among whom tower a
as to fail somewhat in distinctness, and may few majestic names like Tennyson's Akbar.
elude the grasp of many readers. "One by one they tower and they are gone, and still the people vegetate as torpidly as Our Lord and Master: A Brief Study of the ever, their destiny a riddle still to prophets. Claims of Jesus Christ. By Rev. Jesse Bowman Their story abounds in tragedy, and the best
Young, D.D. Jennings & Pye, New York. 419x6
in. 9 pages. 25c., net. (Postage, 4c.) thing that ever befell them is their subjection to British law. The present narrative is
Prophetic Ideas and Ideals: A Series of Short
Studies in vividly told and copiously illustrated.
the Prophetic Literature of the
Hebrew People. By W. G. Jordan, B.A., D.D. Modern Plea for Ancient Truths (A). By J. The Fleming 1 Revell Co., New York. 5x71/2 in. H Garrison, A.M., LL.D. The Christian Publish
363 pages. $1.25, net. ing Co., St. Louis. 5x71, in. 94 page:. 35c. Much has been done during the past twenty Naturalist in Indian Seas (A). By A. Alcock,
years for the recovory to modern appreciation M.B., LL.D., F.R.S. E. P Dutton & Co., New
and use of a formerly much neglected part of York. 6x9 in. 328 pages. $6, net.
the Bible-the discourses of the Hebrew This tells the story of a four years' cruise with prophets. Much remains to be done, and for the British Royal Indian Marine Survey ship that purpose this is a thoughtful and helpful Investigator. While part of the volume is book, written out of full sympathy with the intended for the use only of students of marine men whose ministry it portrays. More than zoology, there are also chapters which give in any “message" of theirs, as Professor Jordan a popular and non-technical way accounts of truly says, " is the spirit that they quicken in the methods of deep-sea sounding, explora- the devout student, and the atmosphere of tions of “the world beneath the waters," fearless faith and courageous hopefulness that imagined and executed.
they kindle about his life.” To catch this Scientific Side-Lights. Compiled by James C. spirit, to separate it from its temporary and Fernald. Funk & Wagnalls Co., New York. 646x 10 local form, enables the modern preacher to
in. 917 pages. $5, net. emphasize with them the unity of life, to in
One reason for the publication of this curious vest secular things with a sacred interest, to
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Its forty thousand indexed topics certainly carried out in a series of short sketches, is
make all matters contained in the volume expository rather than critical. Without tech. very accessible; and should make the work of nical discussions, the prophetic ideas and ideals a public speaker rather easy so far as secondare exhibited in all their diversity of time, hand illustration is concerned. The best personal character, and local circumstance, as public speakers, however, have long discovered unified by a common spirit, which demands its that the most effective illustration is first due expression in modern no less than in
hand—that which comes exclusively from perancient time.
sonal experience. Most of the material in this
volume consists of excerpts from scientific Recent European History, 1789-1900. By books; the work impresses the casual reader George Emory Fellows, Ph.D., LL.D. Mustrated.
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