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LONDON Any one who has read | LONDON Undoubtedly by far the most

DAILY “Timothy's Quest” will SUN. artistic and convincing book she TELEGRAPH. know what to expect from

has yet given us. It excels in Mrs. Wiggin- something many and diverse directions. The note is half-way between tears and laughter, humor varied the tone is full ; pathos and humor and pathos; the tragi-comedy of simple hu- pass and repass into one another without let man lives, possessing, whatever else they or hindrance; each story is complete and may be devoid of, an undeniable charm. .. polished. Better workmanship it were imIt is the extraordinarily acute perception, possible to ask; and Mrs. Wiggin's art is the happiness of phrase, the naturalness of doubly happy in concealing itself, without a the manner which constitute the charm of shadow of affectation or of conscious artifice. “The Village Watch-Tower" - as well as And this is the height of art. the absence of anything artificial or labored, the justness and appropriateness of the NORTH We have nothing but the most strokes with which the portraits are com- BRITISH unqualified praise to bestow pleted. Mrs. Wiggin has a keen sense of DAILY on this book. It has the scent fun, but it is of the quiet meditative sort, MAIL of pine forests and new-moun which comes nearer to humor, and realizes

hay in all its stories. what, after Virgil, we call “ the sense of tears in human things."

THE OUTLOOK, The stories show not

NEW YORK. only the old-time qualLONDON Every little story is the work

ities of humor, keenDAILY of an artist who can make the ness of observation, and the overflow of inNEWS. joys and sorrows she predicts the tellectual good spirits, but delicacy of feeling, reader's own for the time being. refinement of touch, and the presence of a

real quality of imagination. This is specially BOSTON Assuredly a volume that all true of “A Village Stradivarius." All the BEACON. who have learned to appreciate stories share more or less in the increased

the author's fine gifts for the skill and force which come from the growth portrayal of character and picturesque nar- of the mind and heart behind them. ration will not fail to delight in.

LONDON Wonderfully clever. Mrs. LONDON The book is a mine of cha- QUEEN. Wiggin has no rival ... in her CHRISTIAN racter, of amusement, and

caustic descriptions of the village WORLD. pathos.

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Mrs. Wiggin's Other Books.
THE BIRDS' CHRISTMAS CAROL. TIMOTHY'S QUEST. Ómo, $1.00.
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TIMOTHY'S QUEST. Holiday Edition. THE STORY OF PATSY. Illustrated. Illustrated by Oliver Herford. $1.50. Square 12mo, 60 cents.

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trated. 16mo, $1.00. PENELOPE'S ENGLISH EXPERI- A SUMMER IN A CANON. Illustrated. ENCES. Illustrated. 16mo, $1.00.

16mo, $1.25.

By Mrs. Wiggin and Miss Nora A. Smith.

THE STORY HOUR. Short Stories.

16mo, $1.00. CHILDREN'S RIGHTS. 16mo, $1.00.

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FROEBEL'S OCCUPATIONS. Támo,

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The Republic of Childhood

BY KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN AND NORA ARCHIBALD SMITH Vol. I. FROEBEL'S GIFTS Vol. II. FROEBEL'S OCCUPATIONS

Vol. III. In Preparation

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The History of the Plimoth Plantation

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Introduction by John A. Doyle, Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford THIS "HIS Manuscript contains an account of the settlement in Holland, first at

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A SINGULAR LIFE

By ELIZABETH STUART PHELPS.

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