18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 24

Trundel, waiting-gentlewoman to a certain very Pnritanic Lady Corbet. It

begins with entries made about the close of 1684, and is carried on up to the flight of James II. It is well done ; the style is carefully and consistently suited to the time ; the writer seems to live in what she writes, and makes those she writes about live also. This is a difficult task when the reader is carried back so far ; and Miffs Guernsey deserves the more credit for the decided success which she has attained.