MR. BAKER has compiled a collection of extracts on the theme of a life according to nature from classical writers to the end of the eighteenth century. These utterances are arranged in four sections, which the editor calls respectively the antique world, the dawn of a new age, the age of expansion, and the age of reason. More than four-score authors are drawn upon, so that the reader is provided with a diversity of points of view. The, volume is dainty, will go into the pocket, and should be a favourite with readers of poetic temperament.
Praise of a Simple Life.
Edited by E. A. Baker. Pp. x + 258. (London: George Routledge and Sons, Ltd., n.d.) Price 2s. 6d. net.