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fresh filled, as though a vast assembly must court the clouds of the southof the hungered had seated themselves west with a lover's blood. clamorously and fallen to on meats and drinks in a silence save of the chaps. Such a man-even in central London, A rapid walker poetically and humor

as London is under this week's rains, ously minded gathers multitudes of im

a spray-hose of liquid clay and smutty ages on his way. And rain, the heaviest you can meet, is a lively compan

mist-will set forth to the parks and ion when the resolute pacer scorns dis perhaps find there courageous starcomfort of wet clothes and squealing lings busy in imitation of the songs of boots. ... Let him be drenched, his

thrushes. Let them be drenched, their heart will sing. ... The taking of rain

heart will sing, though their syrinx is and sun alike befits men of our cli

the least musical in the world. mate, and he who would have the secret of a strengthening intoxication

W. Beach Thomas. The Outlook.

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The Boys' Life of Christ, by Rev. Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., reaches its William Byron Forbush, is a well- eighth volume with “King Lear." Like meant attempt so to retell the life of the other volumes in this edition this Jesus as to interest boys. There is al- follows closely the text of the First ways danger in such attempts of treat- Folio, and it is furnished with an introing the Divine life too familiarly; and duction, foot-notes, a wealth of literary it requires a nice taste to keep a writer illustrations, glossary, variorum from crossing the line where familiar- readings and some interesting bits of ity becomes irreverence. With the selected criticisim. Altogether the edibest intentions in the world, Mr. For- tion leaves nothing to be desired, either bush crosses this line more than once. as to the thoroughness of the scholarThe Funk & Wagnalls Co.

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Irish and English leaders and from

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and policies have changed, and when the Pronouncing Gazetteer which has the Irish question is passing into a been a unique authority in its field for new phase. As a preparation for a half a century, in one edition after anclearer understanding of issues which other. But otherwise, it is essentially are likely soon to be sharply defined a new work, so comprehensive that it anew, Professor Smith's volume is of might almost be described as an great interest and value.

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Midwinter vacation ! No longer are the far-famed resorts of Florida, California and the South and West the only haunts of the winter vacationist! Canada, that large, beautiful, exhilarating country, which lies north of us, has in recent years acquired great repute as an ideal winter vacation ground. Montreal and Quebec, delightful, interesting cities, are the Canadian winter play grounds. To many the idea of a winter vacation in Canada means a journey through snow and ice to a cold, frigid country; but to one who has experienced the joys and pleasures of a Canadian winter there is nothing which can compare with it for real enjoyment.

Montreal is a city flourishing in its commercial activity but with environments of country life, extraordinarily pleasing and satisfying. It has a life of manners and customs entirely foreign and different, as compared with any of our great cities. The churches, which are examples of the most beautiful architecture in North America, are always interesting and fascinating visiting points for the tourist. Notre Dame, one of the largest churches in the Dominion, is particularly noted, also St. James, patterned after St. Peter's in Rome. The hotels are magnificent hostelries and the Windsor and the Place Viger compare favorably with any in this country: Mt. Royal, the mountain which overlooks the entire city and from which the city was named, is a delightful place in the winter time. Jingling sleighbells, fur coats and caps, snow covered streets, joyous tobogganists, healthy juveniles experiencing all the pleasures of an exciting hockey match, and hundreds of skaters on the glassy surfaces of the rivers and lakes indicate the true test of Montreal's popularity as a winter resort. Life, in vigorating, healthful and fascinating follows the Canadian sports.

Quebec, noted as America's impregnable fortress and, like Montreal, famed for its historical connections, is a city which offers more to the visiting excursionist than any resort in North America. Thousands of pilgrims annually journey to the Plains of Abraham to look upon the battle ground where the heroes, Montcalm and Wolfe, each fighting for his cause gave up their lives. The antiquated dwellings, the French customs and manners, the magnificent religious displays and the architectural beauty of the churches remind one of an old world city. But there is another side to Quebec, and only the winter traveler may expect to enjoy it. There is something refreshing and rejuvenating in the cold, crisp atmosphere of this Canadian Metropolis. Quebec has always prepared for an elaborate winter program, and during the past few years, the influx of tourists has been so great, that her reputation is now solidly established as a winter vacation ground solely because of her ability to furnish sport and enjoyment which one cannot procure in the sunny South. The Dufferin Terrace, which runs along the St. Lawrence River by the famous hotel Chateau Frontenac, one of the grandest hostelries in North America, is a famous toboggan slide in the winter time. On the St. Lawrence. thousands of skaters pursue this popular pastime; and sleighing parties, snow shoeing, hockey matches and skiing are sufficient to keep the winter vacationist on

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The climate, although sharp and frigid, lacks the dampness and moisture so common to New England. The cold is not at all uncomfortable but rather infuses one with life and vigor. It has now become an established event with the Boston & Maine R. R. and connecting lines to run midwinter excursions to Montreal and Quebec at very low rates, and this year rates for this annual journey will be in effect from December 29th to January 2d, going; and good returning until January 31st. For fuii information regarding rates, routes, etc., see Boston & Maine posters or inquire of agent.

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