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ART AND LITERATURE, "THE Soldiers' Pocket Bible," which is usoallj jailed "Cromwell's Soldiers' Bible," was compiled by Edmund Calamy, and published by authority it 1643. The only copy known in this country is in the British Museum. This is being reproduced in. timile by Mr. Elliot Stock, and will be issued very shortly. An introduction giving an account of the )rigin of the Bible and the various forms in which it was published subsequently will be added, and Load Wolseley furnishes a preface to thejac-simile. WE are extremely sorry to learn that there will be no Arts and Crafts Exhibition this year, and that it is also unlikelv that there will be another until 1896. So great has proved the success of the electric lighting in the Royal Academy Exhibition galleries that it has now been applied to the schools, lectupe, and class rooms of Burlington House. MR. VINCENT ROBINSON'S latest contribution to the South Kensington Museum controversy is not'very helpful. He wants to see many of the objects of art, pottery, furniture, and such things exhibited under ttbe conditions which they originally created to exist. No doubt this might be, and is, very instructive; though it is rather a peep-show theory, and it has been successfully tried, and very much nearer home than Cluny, which Mr. Robinson cites. But the space needed for building rooms and halls for setting out chairs, cabinets, mouldings, tapestries, and other matters with such wide environment as they were de- signed to enjoy is enormous. Let us for the present content ourselves with more practical suggestions. A DAINTY little pocket-book is Mr. Walter Meredith Deane's "Letters on Whist," reprinted from the pages of Baily's Magazine, where they attracted consider- able attention. Mr. Deane will be remembered as a prominent official for many years in the Hong-Song Civil Service, and he is quite an enthusiast at the royal card game. The author addresses himself chkfly to moderate players, and gives many valuable hints and instructions which will be of service those who are well past the moderate stage as Well, withal plainly and pleasantly put. A RECHNTLY-ISSUBD work, the "Bibliotheca Staf- fordiensis," is worthy a place among the cnrionities of literature because it has been written without hands. When the author, Mr. Rupert Sitnms, was nearly nine years old, while he was taking his brother's tea to the brickyard where he worked, he was drawn into the cog-wheels attached to a machine which made perforated bricks, and lost his left arm and right hand. The lad afterwards wore on the stump of nis right arm a purse-like leather cap, the first cap being actually an old leather purse. In course of time the right-hand corner of the bottom of the purse wore into a hole, and having inserted a slate pencil he found that he was able to write, and with thA en- couragement of a sympathetic schoolmaster became able to write so well that no one who was not aware of the fact would guess that the writing was lirnd without a hand. ON October 25 Messrs. Cassell and Company will publish the first part of a new serial iVork, entitled CasselFs Universal Portrait- GaUer; Each partn contain 24 portraits of eminent men and women of I the day with short biographical sketches. THE Pilgrim's Progress, As John Bunyan WTote, It," has just been issued in a new and cheap form by Mr. Elliot Stock. It is a handy little volumd, re.! producing faithfully all the peculiar features of type and paper, together with the text of Bunyan's great book in the qu»int language in which he wrote it. After its first issue Bunyan made many alterations in the text, and since then his editors and re-printera have taken liberties with it still further. Here we have the original English, some of which, perhaps, is a little stronger than is supposed to accord with p»R sent-day culture. AMONG the family papers of the Earl of Dartmouth have been found a large body of letters and other documents relating to America, chiefly about the time when the second earl was Secretary of State to the Colonies, 1772 to 1775. The work of calendaring and arranging these materials for the history of such a critical period has been fitly placed by the Historical Manuscripts Commissioners in the hands of Mr. B.F. Stevens, whose report on the collection is now going through the Press. MR. ZANGWILL claims to have reduced the British novel to a formula, a general symbol of which every novel is a function, and plumes himself (in the Pah Mall Magazine, for October) on the fact that both "Mnrcella" and "The Manxtpan came to it as obediently as a lamb to the slaughter. The sting (for the author) lies in the Inst column of the tabutoli statement, headed "Why they (the hero and heroine) did not marry till the last chapter." In the case of Marcella the answer is, Because Mrs. Humphry Ward had to write an elaborate apology for building herself a country house in the case of The Manx- man" the reply is more obvious: "Because Philip, having abducted Kate, has to wait till he is elected Governor of the Isle of Man so as to confess hiacjpmfl on the greatest day of his life." L. T. MEADE'S new work entitled "Red Rose and Tiger Lily'' is now being published by Messrs, Cassell and Company. COUNT TOLSTOI, in the course of a long literary life, has issued a considerable number of bookletf, half-didactic and half-fictional, in Russia as tracts for the people. Mr. Walter Scott has made a collec- tion of these, and will publish them shortly in three volumes, each to contain two of these teles, with accompanying illustrations. The first will comprise Where Love is, There God is Also," and The Godson," and in the second will be found "What Men Live By" and What Shall it Profit a Man ?" There can, however, be no copyright in these, as the count has waived all such claims in a recent manifesto. Meanwhile he is credited with being at work on the libretto of a Temperance opera and upon a play which is to be his life-work. SOME interesting details are being republished of the late Dr. Heinrich Hoffmann's famous children's book, Der Struwwelpeter" (uncombed Peter). About the genesis of the work, it is stated that when Dr. Hoffmann's son was three years old the father went out one Christmas to buy a book for the little fellow. After varied experiences he found that the stories were too long and too full of moral discourses. At last he carried home a book with blank pages for writing in. But this is only a copy-book," his wife tried aloud. The doctor briskly replied, "We are going to make a book for ourselves." The pictures were drawn, aa Dr. Hoffmann puts it, with three strokes, and then he wrote the rhymes. Then the book was bound. There was not the slightest thought of making use of the book outside the author's nursery. However, one day the good doctor was sitting with his bottle of wine before nim, in company with the publisher, who ultimately gave the book to the world of children. A little persuasion followed, and the thing was done. This was about two years later. The book has run through an enormous number of editions, and it# jubilee was held with enthusiasm only last year by young Germans. The subjects of the pictures and the rhymes have all to do with things to be avoided by children. The work has been severely criticised in Germany and elsewhere. It has been called too nonsensical," the pictures being too much of the nature of caricatures.

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