21 NOVEMBER 1885, Page 23

For King and Queen ; or, the Loyal 'Prentice. By

Henry Frith. (Cassell and Co.)—Mr. Frith takes us back to the days of Queen Elizabeth and King James. His story opens with the abortive rising of Essex, and it takes us down as far as the discovery of the Gun- powder Plot, of which we have a good account. Among the per. sonages who appear upon the scene is the Lady Arabella Stuart, whose adventures are described in an effective way. Altogether, Mr. Frith has made good use of his materials.