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expansion of two presidential addresse?, one delivered before the Anthropological Section of the British Association at the York meeting in 1906, the other to the section on the Religions of the Lower Culture at the International Congress for the History of Religions at Oxford in 1908. The essay on "The Rite at the Temple of Mylitta" was contributed to the volume of Anthropo- logical Essays presented to Sir Edward Tylor, in honour of his seventy-fifth birthday, in 1907. Previously unpublished contribu- tions to the volume are: "Learning to 'Think Black,'" "The Boldness of the Celts," "The Haunted Widow," and "The Philosophy of Mourning Clothes." The volume thus contains, in a compendious form, the chief results of Mr. Hartland's work since the publication of "The Legend of Perseus." The moral of the book is pointed in the words : " We are learning the lesson that only by unwearied investigation, diligent observation, sympa- thetic inquiry without pre-possession, can we attain to a real grasp of the protean ideas and half-formulated speculations of savage minds."

A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North- West Frofitier Provinces. By H. A. Rose. Vols, ii, iii. Royal 8vo, pp. iv-l-573, 533. Lahore, 1911-13. Price 13s. 4d.

With the pubhcation of his Caste Glossary of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Provinces Mr. Rose is within sight of the completion of this important work. The first, and final, volume will be devoted to essays on the sociology and beliefs of these two great provinces, largely reprinted from the Census Reports of Sir D. Ibbetson and Mr. Maclagan for the years 1881 and 1891. Sir D. Ibbetson's chapters will be particularly welcome, because they represent the best anthropological field-work recently done in India. Mr. Rose modestly describes his book as a compilation from recent Census Reports, and this is so far correct that he has collected much material from local settlement reports and other official sources not readily accessible. But it is much more than a mere rechauffe. It is only in recent years that the question of the internal organisation of caste and tribe, reflected in their