It is difficult to define recreation in order to discuss it from a sanitary aspect. With our Bank Holidays and half-holidays, and a constant and ever-increasing cry for more; with Eight Hours Bills, Shop Hours Bills, and new Factory Acts in prospect, the term recreation must soon embrace the pursuit of the pleasures of life, and it will certainly become a much more prominent subject of discussion in sanitary conferences of the immediate future than it has been in the past. It would be well indeed if the persons who are so urgent in their demands for more holidays and shorter hours of labour were prepared with some well-considered schemes of a healthy kind for employing the idle time they seek to bestow on the mass of our labouring population, as the proposed recipients have but vague notions of their own on the subject.