Books: The Case of Poor J.R.

JOHN RUSKIN AND EFFIE GRAY (258 pp.) —Admiral Sir William James—Scribner ($3.50).

"You are a . . . mantrap . . . a pitfall ... a beautiful destruction . . . a wrecker on a rocky coast—luring vessels to their fate . . . a high glacier covered with fresh morning snow—which is heavenly to the eye . . . but beneath, there are winding clefts and dark places in its cold—cold ice —where men fall and rise not again. . . . My dearest girl . . . Oh that I were but with...

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