27 JUNE 1896, Page 10

A Comedy of Honour. By Nora Vynne. (Ward, Lock, and

Co.) —The heroine in A Comedy of Honour steals her friend Nellie's lover—one Sarney—unconsciously, and thereupon suffers agonies of remorse, nor does she hesitate to tell her lover (and her own fiancé too) what she thinks of herself and him. Sarney unwillingly bows to her decision, hastens on his marriage, and prepares for unhappiness, but both coming to the sensible conclusion that they cannot give each other up, they go to acquaint Nellie, whom they find has suddenly married the other man Payne. Some of the situations are good, nor are the various arguments wonting in tone sod gone, but the ooncluaion little farcical. Lois Brazil's high sense of honour and remorse are welt expressed, and her lover, of a calmer nature but equally high principle, makes a good foil. Neither of them seem to us grateful enough for Fayne's presence of mind in marrying Nellie. ft ut no one expects sense in these stories, and this particular one turns on a, question of honour that no two people would answer alike.