19 AUGUST 1865, Page 23

The Reconquest. A Love Story. By Arthur Cory, Capt. H.M.

Indian Army. (Smith and Elder.)—This is a poem in two cantos in the Spen-

serian metre. The scene is laid in India. When one finds in two suc- cessive stanzas such lines as "Stern Duty supersede Desire sorrow- fraught," and "Accepts most dire trust ; and he may well," one requires strong inducements to go on with the reading. In this case the induce- ments are lacking altogether.