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A WINTER PILGRRtMAGE.

Last year Mr H Rider Haggard went on his travels through Palestine, Italj, and the uland of Cj-prus, and the result is a profueelj illustrated book entitled "AWinter Pilgiunige" (Long- mans, Green, and Co ) So practised an observer as Mr Haggard could not have gono through these Hiteiesting countries without noticing nuiuv things which w ould cs"iipe the oye of an ordmarj tourist Possibly be would be the last to/claim that ho made any discoveries worthy of the name, or that Ins book is moro than a sort of glorified guide-book Thus, as regards the Holy Land, ho idnnts tint he does not possess tho neecssarj tr lining to justifj his opinions on arclueologicul mutters being taken as in any wav authoritative Ho brings, however, a force of common sonso to lie ir on objects of interest in this regard, and his observ itionB on such points as the location of C ilvary and tho Holy Sepulchre* will commend thsiusclvcs to the unprejndiecd reader He Baw m my interesting things m his travels, nud especially he noticed certain defects in the admin- istration of the government of Cyprus which might well attract the attention of the Colonial Secretary when he has time to spare from South

Africa,

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