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Stories of the old Dominion. By Colonel John Esten Cooke. New York: Harper & Brothers.

This is a charming book, designed for children and admirably fulfilling its design, but of deep interest to grown people as well. We learn through a private channel that Colonel Cooke wrote this book originally for his own children, and read to them each chapter as it was completed; and thus interesting his own children he has prepared a book which will make many other little eyes all over the land sparkle with delight, while it will at the same time impart, in the most pleasant manner, important historic information.

We are inclined to regard this as in many respects the very best book which Colonel Cooke's facile and prolific pen has produced. It is beautifully gotten up by the publishers.

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