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THE MAGAZINES.

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THE MAGAZINES. Blacl;'l.'ood's Edinburgh Magazine in this month's issue takes up as questions of the day The Portugese in Makololo-land," "Land Purchase in Ireland," and From Argue to Toska or the Nile Campaign of 1889," the latter being illus- trated and explained by maps. In the Fame vein, too, is the article on Jamaica," in which the island itself, its climate and resources, its people, and especially the negro element, are fully discussed. The writer endeavours to make plain to the English people what an important and valuable possession Jamaica is. For those who prefer light reading there is abundant pro- vision made first and foremost, in the three chapters in which the serial tale, A Secret Mission," is carried on, and in which a slight further development of the story is made. The present craze for, or rather revival of the powers of hypnotism, is made the subject of an impos- sible but amusing sketch, called The Strange Occurrences in Cauterstone Jail." It is impossible in our limited space to do more than mention as most worthy of attentive reading such paj ers as that oil "The last of the Rydal Dorothy's," "Romance of Two Heiresses," these being the daughters of the Earl of Buccleuch, one of whom died young, and the other became wife of the Duke of Monmouth. "A Story of the Seine is the true and pathetic tale of the drowning of four members of the Vacquerie family, one a young bride of 19, daughter of Victor Hugo, from whose poems many quotations are given, showing his affection for, and ceaseless remembrance of, this child. The Sunday Magazine contains further instal- ments of the two serial tales, which are of a kind well suited to the intentions of the magazine. Papers on Glimpses of the Cornish Coast and Majorca are contributed by Mrs Perevia and Miss Flora L. Shaw, both being prettily illus- trated. The Bishop of Rochester's sermon on "The Divine Silences" is very beautifully written and the sermons to children on Gener- osity are in the editor's usual happy style. "James MacDonell," the journalist, is the subject of a pleasing sketch by A. W. W. Dale. In Our Monthly Survey several topics of the time are touched upon in a slight, but effective manner. 2'/te 8nn is one of the newer periodicals which deserves its place, as it is always full of interest- ing and readable matter, and that from the pens of well-known writers. Dr. George MacDoiialrl's story still runs its course, and the other sel ial story makes a good second to it. Professor Church continues his "Pictures from Roman Story," at this time exhibiting Caracttous before Claudius" and in the same line are the Studies from the Romance of History," of which the seventh part appears in the present number. Christina Rossetti is the subject treated in Elspetli Barzia's Group of Eminent Women." Besides these, there are numerous complete papers-some historical and some practicalâas, for instance, that on the Pre- vention of Drowning Accidents." From Cassell's & Co. we have received their wonderful Family Magazine, in which the infor- mation and instruction given is wide and varied, and amusement, too, tinds ample room in its pages. The same firm also send us their Illus- trated i-e" (Part 53), "Illustrated Book of Poultry (Part 40), "Life of Christ" (Part 5), "Science for All" (Part 5), "The World of Wonders" (Part 4), and" Canaries and Cage Birds (Part 4), which are all beautifully printed and illustrated, and should do much in disseminating useful knowledge throughout the country. The Church of England Sunday School Institute forwards to us their Church Sunday School Magazine, in which teachers will find much to help them, and every reader will gain something. "The Church Worker," published by the same, is also a valuable little magazine: ami "The Boy's and Girl's Companion provides for the juveniles a fund of pleasant Sunday reading.

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