18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 24

Ida Nicolari. By Eglanton Thorne. (Religious Tract Society.) —This is

a story of unbelief—caused in great measure by inconsistent conduct in one who made great profession of religion—convinced of its error. With this are combined two love-stories, that of Ida her- self, who gives up her lover because he is unfaithful to Art and takes instead to the lower occupation of law ; and of her friend, Wilfrid Tregoning, who is jilted by a Ritualist young lady. We must own that there is something in this part of the story which jarred on our taste.