By William Seabrook
A MEDIOCRE jerry-built affair, apparently conceived at haphazard, poorly executed, vulgar in style. As far as substance goes, all it comes to is that man is as credulous now as he was in the Middle Ages, no doubt quite as credulous as he was in the Quaternary Period; and that the main objects of his credulity remain mostly the same. This is not news, nor is the fact at all recondite; evidence of it is everywhere in great abundance. Mr. Seabrook’s researches merely go to show that he has put himself to a great deal of unnecessary trouble, and therefore his account of them makes extremely dull reading.