Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

REVIEW.

The New Zealand Illustrated Annual.

We have received from, the publisher, Mr M. Mosely of Christchurch, the “ New Zealand Illustrated Annual for the current year. This is the second Christmas annual issued hy Mr Mosley and both in a literary sense and in general get-up it will bear favorable comparison with its predecessor. The publication contains over one hundred and fifty pages of very readable matter, interspersed with what, for the colonies, must be considered really creditable illustrations from the pencil of Mr T.' S. Cousins of Christchurch. On referring to the table of contents we find a very inviting bill of fare, in which an endeavour has evidently been made to furnish something to suit all tastes. Thus Richmond Thatcher in “ Uncle John’s commission,” and “ McGarvie’s Eool ” contributes a couple of fairly readable yarns. C. L. Innes under the title of “ The Pity of it ” tells a story, on a somewhat hackneyd theme, in a few verses which are quite up to the ordinary magazine standard. “ The Hermit,” famous for his knowledge of matters turfy contributes, in “ Winning and losing,” a well written sketch in which love and horse racing are very happily blended. “Alice” furnishes a novel in minature entitled “ Mother and Daughter.” “Dawn Cometh” is another interesting story, from the pen of C. L. Innes. “The Chimes” is a little poem in blank verse by J. Ludford, and the source of the poet’s inspiration the merry peals rung out from the biave Christchurch Cathedral bells, which with him it would seem have revived half-for-gotten memories of the old-world chimes and events long past and gone. Marsden’s Mott’s story of “Cold People” will repay perusal, while,the editor-himself, Mr Mosley, supplies in the “ Skeleton Hand,” the “creepy crawly” element, without which no Christmas Annual can be said to be complete. On the whole the publication now before us should prove a welcome addition to our Christmas literature.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18811111.2.2

Bibliographic details

REVIEW., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

Word Count
319

REVIEW. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 498, 11 November 1881

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working