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mend in this book, though there is a certain rude

vigour of pre-

sentation in some pages. It is gratuitously offensive-; and the kind of satire which associates the vilest profligacy with unctuous

professions of religion is so very cheap that we should think a man of genuine ability would disdain it on that ground alone. We sincerely hope that Mr. Dawe, should he write another novel, will make some attempt to mend his literary manners.