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referring to his works. Prohibitions against holding murders committed for the purpose of providing tournaments appear in the Patent Rolls temp; for the “faculty” bodies to be dissected. InterestEdward II. The suppression of stall-boats is said ing and curious is the volume in which, with two to be the cause why the inhabitants of Orford suffer other stories, this work appears. Wholly superior in the fishing trade. They are willing to contribute in every respect is the volume of Essays of for the suppression of pirates. No reasonable Travel.'' The opening portion of this, consisting amount of extracts will convey, an idea of the value of 'The Amateur Emigrant: from the Clyde to of the contents of books which are intended to Sandy Hook,' is to the general reader accessible be consulted, not read. Prof. Copinger's work only in a mutilated or imperfect forn. In this, approaches completion. It will constitute an indis- however, and in sone of the short essays by which pensable addition to every ibrary of reference. it is accompanied, we tind Stevenson at his very We know not how to overestimate or overpraise best, and the book is one that his admirer will the service the Professor has rendered.
peruse and reperuse. Without classing ourselves
among the enthusiasts who place Stevenson above, The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon. Edited with, or near Scott, we find him a source of peren with an Introduction,' by John M. Robertson. dial delight, and we reap from him a harvest of (Routledge & Sons.)
gratification such as few moderns are capable of To the nian of few books this work is a treasure. It affording. Were it permitted us to quote, we could may, indeed, be called an inestimable boon. In a extract from the pages before us passages of observolume ofover nine hundred pag es we have all the vation and description as fine in their way as any. works of Francis Bacon with which the average thing in Ruskin. Every lover of books must
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