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EDITORS HARVARD HERALD: The Saturday Review has on several occasions betrayed itself into pitiful errors, which from their very clumsiness increase the offence. Some years ago on the publication of "Plutarch's Morals," done into English by several hands and edited by Prof. Goodwin, the Saturday Review, without regard to preface or title-page, first criticised the distribution of the work into several hands, and next the consequent diversity of style. Unfortunately for the reviewer the book was made up of old translations in new clothes, and the good men who labored on it were beyond the reach of the Saturday Review. That the German indexer should catalogue the book as - "Plutarch's Morals," edited by W. W. Goodwin, translated by S. Hands, (several hands) - was pardonable, but for the Englishman to run his neck into such a noose of folly reflects upon himself gravely. The other offence is new and still rankles. Apropos of Mr. Henry Norman's "Account of the Harvard Greek Play," the aforesaid reviewer is amused at the importance of the occasion to the Massachusetts University, in that "the performance of the Antigone (sic!) should be thought worthy of being recorded in a neatly gotten-up and handsomely illustrated volume." "The performance of the Antigone?" Shades of boobies and dullards! Has our friend opened the book, or has he merely balanced it in his capacious hand and said, "The book is well worth the public reading?" Pray heavens, sir critic, they may read it to better advantage than thee. But tell me, was there not something asinine in that last roar? Did not the patronizing lion show his ears? I hesitate - perhaps there is slight ground for such rude talk - but our trans-Atlantic cousin has blundered elsewhere. May we ask of him, with all deference, in the future to leave American books alone, or to examine their contents more carefully. Who knows but that he might correct certain errors and find more edification and less amusement. Still the conviction remains, as the young lady remarked to the whist-playing parson: "I fear, sir, you have missed your vocation."

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