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THE MAGAZINES. JIbe Sunday Magazine has many good and well-known names among its contributors. In the present number Archdeacon Farrar, in The Great Men of the Centuries," takes up the 5th century, and a typical Vandal, Hun„ and Ostrogoth, in the persons of Gaiseriop Odovokar, and Theodoric, the last of which is the most familiar name to general readers. Edward Garrett's story is interesting and well told, in his usual homely every day style; and. the other serial tale, Women of Love and Glory" contains some vivid and painful pictures of the horrors of the Mexican war. Among other articles may be mentioned one on "Women and Church Song;" is made more interesting by specimens of hymnology little known, but deserving of a. place in collections. Gustaf Werner and his wonder- ful and philanthropic work among orphans in Germany is the subject of another paper and sermons lor old and young give the proper Sabbatical flavour to the whole. Illustrations has many pleasant papers, notably, one on North Wales, with, many pretty sketches to add interest to the letter- press. The usual monthly survey with which the number opens calls attention to the aspects Qf. tQ.9 plant w;<jtrld,atjd, theldpinga of the bird, insect, and,anieaa world-r in August. In What Musicians think of each other there are several amusing anecdotes of grfat corn' :3 0 posers and singers. The Century, in what is designated its Mid- summer Holiday Number beginswith an account of a boating trip down the Thames, the paper being happily called "The Stream of Pleasure." The lively writing of Mrs Robins Perrell it- greatly enhanced by the charming viguettes with which her husband illustrates it. The frontispiece is an engraving of Tennyson from a photograph—apropos of which is a paper on The Bible in Tennyson," showing that our great poet, as Mr Van Dyke justly says, owes a large debt to the Christian Scriptures." Mr Kennan's paper on State prisoners at the Kara Mines gives further accounts from his graphic pen of the hardships and sufferings of those poor people who have incurred the suspicion of the Russian Government. The poison of Serpents" is another article well worth reading; and Engraving," in various styles, occupies a considerable portion of the number, the specimens given being of a high class. For lighter reading there are two tales, The Haunted House in Royal Street," and a Georgian story, called "The old Bascom Place," from the pen of Joel Chandler Harris, better known as "Uncle Remus." There is, besides, a curious tale, A Positive Romance on the tendency of man to assume a worship- ful attitude towards women." The English Illustrated Magazine has an exciting instalment of The Better Man," in which poor Tom Eckersley is condemned to death by the Gait Ring, and imagines himself too far from his friends for any hope to rescue, while we behind the scenes know of rescue coming, and have the satisfaction ere the Z5 abrupt ending of the part of knowing that it has come in time. "Saint Ilario" has some sensational situations, and a full reconcilia- tion. "Aston Hall" is well illustrated and fully described while Out-door Paris has characteristic illustrations, and is an amusing article. Charles Dickens as an Editor," by his son and namesake, supplies in a small way an omission in Mr Forster's life of the novelist, and gives a series of letters written to a lady contributor to Household Words as an example of his editorial method. Myra's Threepenny Journal is wonderful for the money, and must be valued by those who desire to keep themselves up to the pre- sent modes. Dress for every hour of the day, and for all ages, is here depicted and described, and yet there is space for needle- work and kindred subjects to be discussed, i



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