18 DECEMBER 1886, Page 24

Untrue to his Trust. By Harry Johnson. (Religious Tract Society.)—Mr.

Johnson has taken as his subject the years that followed the Restoration, and taken much trouble in drawing a picture of English society at that time. Among other things, he introduces the Great Plague of London, and the Battle of Southwold Bay. His villain, "Master Fanshawe," is drawn, as villains commonly are, without any light and shade ; but the story, as a whole, is not unsuccessful.