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I think Miss Johnston's two books represent, with respect to their art, their style, and their noble ideals, the high watermark of American fiction that has appeared since Hawthorne died. I have read pretty nearly every American story of the better class, especially the so-called historical novels. None compares with Miss Johnston's book.

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Nineteenth Century

AFTER THE PRESENT WAR. By EDWARD Dicey. November, 1899

NATIVE UNREST IN SOUTH AFRICA. By E. M. GREEN. November,

1899.

THE NEWSPAPERS: A MONTHLY RECORD OF THE WAR.

By Sir Wemyss Reid, November and December, 1899; January, February,

Match and April.

ENGLISH AND DUTCA IN THE PAST. By Mrs. JOHN RICHARD GREEN.

December, 1899

TERMS USED IN MODERN GUNNERY. By MAJOR-GENERAL MAURICE.

December, 1899.

THE DEFENCE of the EMPIRE and THE MILITIA BALLOT.

By Colonel Sir GEORGE SYDENHAM CLARKE, K.C. M.G., F.R.S. January.

THE MILITARY WEAKNESS OF ENGLAND AND THE MILITIA

BALLOT. By SIDNEY Low. January.

THE VOLUNTEERS. By COLONEL J. G. B. STOPFORD. January.

OUR INDIAN TROOPS, By Six HENRY HOWORTH, K.C.I.E., M.P.

January.

THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONSPIRACY AGAINST BRITISH

RULE. By Rev. DR. WIRGMAN (Canon of Grahamstown Cathedral). Jan.

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THE MILITIA BALLOT. By Right Hon. VisCounT DE Vesci.

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OUR PEACE TRAINING FOR WAR, By COLONEL LONSDALE HALE.

February

NEUTRALS AND THE WAR, By JOHN MACDONELL, C. B. February.

THE BREAKDOWN OF VOLUNTARY ENLISTMENT. By SIDNEY

Low, March.

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THE RELIEF FUNDS. By Right Hon. EARL NELSON. March.

THE CIVIL AND MORAL BENEFITS OF DRILL. By Rev. G. SALE

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