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Reviews. A IIlSTOaY OF THE CHUilCU OF WALES Messrs Swan Sannenscheia and Company, Ltd., London.—The Rev Henry William Clarke, B.A., author of A History of Tithes," Tiie Past and Present Revenues of the Church of Wales,' etc has just issued a concise and iuterosf iag history ot the Church of Wales. The object of the author Hi to give a fair, truthful, unvarnished statenienr of historical facts, collected from the best amhentio gourcof, with rosp^ct to the origin an I progress of the Ancient British Church, and its ultimate fusion with the Church of England r.nd to eketch its history through the Norman, Tudor, Stuart. and Georgian periods, and finally to finish it up to dote." Mr Clarke has succeeded most conclusively in controverting the statements made by the "politic il or?anisnd army of paid koturers and magic-lantern men tlie latest development ia ecclesiastical strategy," an 1 th05 contained in their partisan and cooked" pamphlets and leaf- letg-.go-called history of the Church in Wales. No on who takes an interest in the Church question and Church history, should fail to read this highly-interesting book. Mr Clarke lias made the subject peculiarly his own, having contributed to historical church literature the history of tithes. We are sure that the book, which is moeten,ertain- ing and instructive reading, will meet with a good demand. THE WIXDSOKMAGAI'.INE (6,1) -AV, ard, Lock, and Bowden, Warwick liouse, Salisbury square, London-for May is an rxceptionally good Dumber, and keeps up its reputation as one of the best six- penny magazines published. The contents this month is most varied and interesting. Besides Guy Boothby's sensational and startling story. "Dr Nikola," the following are, included in this number —" The Count an l Little Gertrud," by S R Crockc,tt, 8 R Crockett and his Stories," by Archi- bald Cromwell May Morning, by George Morrow; II Kilmainham Memories," Part II., by Tigbe Hopkins; "The Tsar and the Tsarina"; "The City of the Tsars," by Charles S Pfilham- Clinton Tho Set-saw of Time How Famous Painters Work," by L=wis Ilinsl "Cycle bongs," No. III., by Richard Le Gallionne; At the End of the Telescope," by F Frankfort inloore "At the Military Tournament," by Arthur Cooke "Th" Canterbury Riding Establishment," by Ernest W Low Commemoration day at Oxford,11 by R E S Hart; "pCt)a(;her' Aulographs "Rising Stars"; "Adventures of Martin Hewitt," by Arthur Morrison Familiar Features of idusical London," by Hugh A Scott; A War-haloon Trip," Captain Herbert C Pritchard; The Elito. 's Scrap-book A Day-Dream of Dickens," by G B M Port; Lady Belvertcn's Seoiet," a complete story, Guy Boothby. Among the preacher's autographs is that of our renowned townsman, tho Rev Hugh Price Hughes, the eminent Wesleyan minister. ILLUSTRATED BKITISH BALLADS (3 1)—Casaell and Co., l,olidoil, -Part 8 of this publication i to hand, and is up to the usual standard of excellence cf the preceding numbers. MACMIT.L.VN'S MAGAZINE (IS)—?Jacmillan and Co., Bedford-street, London—for May is. as u,ual, a splendid number, and contains the following :— The Secret of Saint Florel The New Mosaics at St. Paul's"; Nawfoau Baud "The Old Packet Service Alary Stuart at St. Germain9 The Living of E tst Wisper" The Centenary of Oasian"; "Ti\e Spauish Maia" "Thomas Hughes," the author of Torn Brown's School- days." THE 0EXTCRY ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE (Is 4d) Macmili&n and Co., Bea fo."d- et, Strand, London --contains in addition to a spleudid fcon'.is- piece, 4 The Lovers," an article on "The Paiater Diaz," a critical study of the great Preach artist, with engravings of three of hi masterpieces. The article is written by Royal Corti.-soz, and the engravings are by II Wolf and E Kingsley. The Crowning of a Czar Journal of an Eye-witness of the Coronation of A'exander III This is a simple and unaffected aocosat, in very graphic language, of the ceremony and the attendant festivities, written by Miss Mary Grace Thornton, daughter ot Sir Edward Thornton, English Ambassador to Rnssia. The illustrations are from the official record issued by tht Russian government. In this month's instalment of Sir George Tressady," Mrs Humphry Ward's novel; Maroella addresses an East End meeting, but fails to carry her audience, and is injured in aasuiHe that follows. Impressions of South Africa," by James Biyce, M.P., is the first of a series of papers that Professor Bryce will j write, embodying the result of his recent journey in this region. Professor Sloane treats of Napoleon at U The Pinnacle of Earthly Grandeur," and takes up the fifth war with Austria and the battle or Wagram. A short serial by Mary Haltock Footc, The Harshaw Bride," is begun. This is a picture of life in the Far West of the United States, and] the heroine is an English girl. In Bohemia with DaMaurier: Recollections of an Artist's Life in the Fifties," is contributed by Felix Moschelea. Ic is an intimate and unconventional account of the life of two friends while students in the Latin Quarter, and it introduces a number of rollicking ▼erses by Du Mauri er. A number of his sketches made at the time accompany the paper. A group of papera on "Photographing the Unseen" is contributed by the leading experimenters who have followed up Professor Röntgeu's discovery. The introduction is by Thomas Commerford Martin, editor of the Electrical Engineer, and brief papers follow by R W Wood, of Berlin Eiihu Thomson, of Massachusetts Thomas A Edison Silvanns P Thompson, of the Guilds Technical College, London; J C McLennan, of the University of Toronto and William James Morton. A number of very striking and important cathodographs arc reproduced" Au Ended Song" (verse) by Mary Ainge ds Vere The Lost Children of the City (verse) by Edith M Thomas The Moon's Morn (\eree) Harriet Boyer Alas' Craffurd:s Freedom (complete story) by Harry Stillwell EJwards Group for the John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial, modelled by Daniel Chester French A Ballad of Marjorie" (verse) by Dora Sigerson The Goose Feather," by Chas. ACollmaan ".Cinderella Hp to Date" by Elisabeth Pullen A Winter Twilight in Florence" by It W Gilder; lhe Election of a Pope" hy Wi.liam Hoscoe Thayer; II Xightfuli," John Vance Cheney; '-The Alaska Boundary Question by Eliza liuhannah Scidmoro Are Nervous Diseises Inoreasing r by Philip Coombs Knapp An Account by Arlo Bites II Topic of the Tiino" Open leter-3 H In Lighter Vein," c. The number is beautifully illustrated. THE S'f. NICHOLAS ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE (is)-illaomillan and Co. -for hy contains;- "Betty the Bound-girl," an incidant of the American Revolution, told in verse by Ethel Parton His Father's Price," a sbory of medieval England by John Bennett; "The Porcupine, a littfe sketch in natural history by John Burroughs, the poet and essayist; A stroll throujh the Garden of England," with pictures of Kentish sceneiy and of Gadshill, by Lieutenant John M. Ellicott, U.S.N. Staooting-stars that re.tuh the earth," by O;iver C. Farrington, with iilastrations of the most remarkable meteorites ever discovered; li Chiltlren of Chinatown" (San Francisoo), by Theodore WoreSj ne artist whose speciality has been the depicting of phases of life in this quarter. A number of his illustritions aceornpauy the ir "Some War Courtesies," is by Harry OdELJj the artist, who furnishes his own ilinsttrtioas picture, "Spring," by M. A. Cowks "The song of the skipping rope (verse) "The Priza Cip (concluded); Tho Green Satin Gown 11 Sitid- bad, Smith, and Co. chapter ix., x. picture, A May-day Party in Central Park "the Sword- maker's Son," chapters xiv., xv., and xvi. A May-day Shower (verso) Little Tom Bxroer A music-loving rabbit A problem (verse) "Sprint House Cleaniug" "The Perverse Songster" (verso) "A Party IIf the name of Smith"; "The Rsd-birds' Matins (verse); picture:>, "l'he great bicycle rac9 at G rass'oppers- Town"; 'Two Pictures" (verse); "Sweet Coniidence" (verse) Little Rjger 8 I rayer (virse);" Pussy Mitz and Dogey Spitz-" (vsrse) Rhymes of the States the Letter-box and the Riddle-box. An exceptionally good number. PEARSON'S MAGAZINE.—Oi ihe sixpenny magazines for this month hardly one can si o v SP powerful a combination of literary and artistic talent as the May number of Pearson's. There is nothing like variety, and the bold ilea of changing tin design on the cover of this magazine will, we feel sure, be appreciated by tbe crictical public. Glasgow forms the subject of the sscond aiticlo in the scries by Mr Robert Maehrsy, headed 1, Gates end Pillars of the Empire." and tho article is of interest, not only to Glaswegians, but to everyone who app-cciates the growth of our Empire. Miss Mary Spencer Warren has something to say concerning "The Gorgeous Palaces of the Tsar," r.nd her detailed descriptions of their magnificence is embellished with photo- graphs of some of the splenlid room*. In bis article on Curiosities of Stained Glass Windows," Mr Ernest Sutfiing has capably dealt with an uncommonly interesting subject; while Mr Frank Lamburn tells How our Array is Clothed," in nil article illustrated by Mr George As ton. Figure fiends are catered for in an article on The Money wc spend in sport." by Mr J, Mason. While ijx Paris during the Commune, Mr John M. Le Sage (of Daily Telegraph fame) witnessed an act of cool courage on the part of a young girl of twenty, an act which, according tj his contribution b Pearson's, ha considers to be the bravest deed he ever saw. Now that lLe Egyptian army is setting its face against the Dervishes, a short sketch ot the "Soldiers of the Khedive" is well timed. Mr Allen Upward maintains the reputation which his excellent stories, "Secrets of the Cjurts of Europe," hace gniiiid for Ma}/ and in the fifth selies of rsvelations, wl.ieh deal* with the fate of Prince Citron "—the late$r?if5 £ ¡()t Orange—the interest ia raised to the 1!JC8\ pitch; the illustrations by Mr Hal H urs t' 'are # c xc el le n t. Mr George Griiljth tells of his iippTefegions on a visit to Portland Oonv;v Pm n, a;;3 Mr Hyr.o narrates a rau;i: gnexdia *forv, tiett-rly illustrated bv Mr W-iAvkk G-jb' Tbc cemHiaing con ten >s <-f this -Biaghzis.s eo-fist of a story by Edwin Pagh, n'itlfc' •' The L;.ar," t'tit-tru-r by Mr Cutbcri Ij&ra by, entitled •• GHIH," a i'uuher instal £ jO:. t cf Sir W. L. Ai den's Wisdom let loose," short riki tc'K-- o! a f-. \v p<o> people ui.'d-r t'rvi j,?) ;iil he-di1 g "In l uliic ev" another d-- •i^-ro.T- comedy by »sir Walter Besant and :»{r W. il. Pollock, AU-t SO;MO psetty )NN vprses by Miss My Kudall a d Sit li. J. Nieholls. EVICRYCODY'S Bll;LE DICTIONARY-Saxon and Co.. Bouverie-stieet, Loadoc—vin, wo think, bo found to be the c h e. 8, and most accuraic ever -tp placed before Lhe public, It has been most tare- fully prepared, and tho highest authorities oousulied. The publishers are to be congratulated upon issuing «uch a valuable and useful little work at so cheap a price. It wilt be seme firiierion of its value when >.ve state that, the first edition coDeists of 10,00J copies, and is sold before publication. Cloth, Is leather, 2s.

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