The Oetober Dublin Review is particularly strong. but the outstanding article is the Archbishop of Westminster's on Abyssinia. The contrast is Most noticeable between the-amateurish stuff that has lately appeired in the p-ess and this cool, scholarly. well-informed account, principally of the religious history and. state of the country. stiffened by personal experience: no better and more readable summary could be recommended to the diligent enqui-er. Among the other contributions. Captain D. V. Duff, whose -Galilee Galloper has just been published, writes on Islam and Palestine. the. Comtesse de Meeus on the Belgian Peasant League. and Christopher Hollis ably defends Belloe's -interpretation of English history.
Four of the nine articles in October Musiz• and Letters (33 Wellington Street, W.C.2, 5s.) are (looted to Handel, two to Bach. and one to the two together, the others being on " Arrangements and Transcriptions," by Evelyn Howard-Jones, and On Vincento Bellini (who died in 1835) by A. Einstein: There are the usual reviews and other valuable notes.