The New England Magazine.
The New England Magazine for May opens with an article by Alexander McKenzie D. D. on "Phillips Brooks and Harvard University." Though it appears after so much has been written and said about Bishop Brooks, it contains a great deal that is new and shows a part of his life that hitherto received comparatively little notice. It is both a description of his life here as a student and a rather elaborate account of his connection with the University in later years. The article is profusely illustrated with pictures of the college in 1850 and with portraits of Phillips Brooks and many of his classmates. "The City of Seattle" by John W. Pratt is an interesting description of the development of the city. Walter G. Richardson, Ensign in the U. S. Navy. is the author of an article called "Life and Study at the Naval Academy." It is a short account of every day life at the Academy, written in an entertaining style and interesting throughout. The pictures are even better than those of the preceding articles. "Pletro Mascagni" is a short biographical sketch of the composer of Cavalleria Rusticana with a critical study of his work. One of the best articles in the number is "New England Art at the World's Fair." Its principal attraction is the long list of illustrations which are copies of the pictures sen+++ to the Fair. The short stories of the number, "A Professional Lover" and "At the Meeting of the Circle" are, as usual, poor. "Milton as an Educator" is a reprint of an address by Phillips Brooks.