The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 4, July 1900 - April, 1901

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BOOK REVIEWS AND NOTICES.
The Publications of the Southern History Association for Novem-
ber, 1900, contains two rather important articles: Some Colonial
Ancestors of Johns Hopkins, and Southern Frontier Life in Revo-
lutionary Days. The latter shows a very interesting picture of early
Tennessee life. There is also a somewhat long review of Dr. J. P.
MacLean's book, Highlanders in America, and many other reviews
of lesser note. The Publications has expanded in the present
number to 128 pages.
The American Historical Review for January contains the fol-
lowing notable articles: The Sifted Grain and the Grain Sifters,
by Charles F. Adams; Mirabeau's Secret Mission to Berlin, by R.
M1[ Johnston; The Turkish Capitulation, by James B. Angell;
h onminalions in Colonial New York, by Carl Becker; The Legend
of Marcus Whitman, by Edward G. Bourne. The documents con-
sist of the diary of Samuel Cooper, 1775, 1776, and a letter of John
Quincy Adams, 1811.
The Chevalier de St. Denis.-By Alice Ilgenfritz Jones, author
of "Beatrice of Bayou Teche." Chicago: A. C. McClurg and
Company. 1900. Pp. 387.
This is a well written historical novel. In a very pleasing
manner, the hero is introduced and brought to his first meeting
with the young girl with the wonderful speaking eyes in the presence
of the king of France; and he there catches from her a glance which
binds him as by a spell and is finally paired off with her in the first
dance. Then they are passed through many exciting changes and
trying circumstances, including a journey together to Spain, where
St. Denis meets her father and is told by him that the daughter's
hand is disposed o'f, but hears from her that she loves him, and
will marry none other.
While there he meets his rival, and the plot thickens till he
resolves to take service in the Spanish army, which is delayed till
he goes back to France and returns with his King's approbation.

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