Literary Notes. !
The April number of The Electie opens with a striking paper by Karl Blind, on the late Dr. Schlieman, from the standpoint of an intímate friend. Prime Malcotn Khan, late Persian minister to England, has an entertaining study of civilization in his native country. The judicial estímate of a great question, embodied in "Public Opinión and Strikes," by J. Hall Eichardson, ought to attract attention from thinking readers. Andrew Carnegie's essay on "The Advantages of Poverty " is somewhat unique, as being the work of a multi-millionaire. E. B. Pelton, 25 Bond-st. Term?, $5 per y ear. In view of the approaching Centennial of the founding of the Patent Office, in Washington, James Shepard's article, "The United States Patent System," in the New England Magazine for April, comes with peculiar forcé and pertinence to the thousands of patentees, and the hundred thousands of persons interested in invention, who will be gathered at the Capitol during the second week in April. Mr. Shepard is widely known as a patent expert, and his article sheds light upon many of the knotty pointe which make our patent laws such a mystery to inventors and such a gold mine to their legal advisers. New Ecgland Magazine, 86 Federal-st, Boston, Mass. $3.00 a year. Six Cenluries of Work and Wages-A Hietory of English Labor, by J. E. Thorold Rogers, M. V., late Professor of PoliticalEconomy in the Uni7ersity of Oxford, abridged- with Charta and Appendix by the Rev. W. D. P. Blies. Introduction by Richard T. Ely, Ph. D., Associate Professor of Political Economy in Johns Hopkins University. Price25cte. The Humboldt Publishing Co., Astor Place, New York. This is the first number of the Social Science Library, which puts at thedispositionofthepublicarecordthat is in valuable. It is the story of the Btruggle of the English poor against the avarice of priest and king, landlord and capitaliet; a story told by the records of thousands of court rolls, and stewards' accounts, compiled by unconscious historians ifho little dreamed of the tale the figures they bo patiently added up would one day be made to teil. From the beginning of the thirteenth century to modern ti-nes, Prof. Rogers conducta the reader through the Buccessive stages of a drama whose motive was the cheapening of labor for the benefit of the monopolist.
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