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Glorinda. By Anna Bowman Dodd. (Ward and Downey.)— The heroine

is the daughter of a reckless, boastful Colonel in some

Western State, and herself shows the workings of heredity by a wild fancy for the stage. The crisis of her life is the rivalry of two lovers, a cultured gentleman from the East, and a homely neighbour, Jake by name. The story, however, is but slight ; the merit of the tale is its vivid presentment of life and character. Both the Colonel and his daughter are pictured with much graphic force.