2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 10

The First Flight. By Mary Debenham. (National Society. 3s. 6d.)

—A good tale of the days of James I., in which the characters of the time are given with considerable success. The gracious figure of Bishop Andrewes is introduced with no small advantage to the story. We have even a glimpse of Ben Jonson, for the scene is laid for a while at Theobald's, where a masque is being performed. The Puritan youth is, perhaps, a little too silly and self-contra- dieting.