Literary Items In this edition of "Literary Items," there is a discussion of the popularity of several British poetic works currently in print as well as an overview of forthcoming volumes of poetry. Popular poets and those with expected publications include the Brownings, and in America, there are rumors that Mrs. Stoddard will soon publish her own volume of poetry. There is a brief discussion of the discovery of an edition of Dante's Divine Comedia found in Florence and written in Petrarch's hand. The column also announces the upcoming publications from Ticknor & Fields, as well as the publication of volumes of poetry from Thomas Bailey Aldrich and William Winter. Among the assorted other notes that discuss current and forthcoming publications, there is a discussion of Mrs. Gaskell's new book, Israel Benjamin's international tour, and the reprints of several sections of monk John Capgrave's Chronicles of England. The column ends with the section "Magazines and Their Contents."