2 SEPTEMBER 1865, Page 23

Intervals of Rest and Refreshment. By a Labourer in the

Vineyard.. (Hatchard.)—These poems, it appears from the preface, written by the Bishop of Ripon, have been composed daring brief intervals of relaxation by one of those "pions women who, regardless of their own ease or com- fort, are found patiently labouring for the spiritual good of the neglected masses of the London poor . . . . Their value consists merely in the sacred truths which they express." This extract at once indicates the character of the work, and renders criticism impossible. One has to stand hat in hand, as one is inclined to do, when one sees a sister of charity passing by.