30 APRIL 1892, Page 12

Miss Merewether's Money. By Thomas Cobb. (Ward and Downey.)—Miss Merewether's

Money tells of a rich old lady's fancy for a girl with a needy father and two lovers, of whom one is mer- cenary, and the other is not. A young gentleman courageous— shall we say rash ?—enough to publish his banns of marriage with a young lady to whom he is not yet engaged ; and a clerk absent-minded enough to use a £500-note as hat-lining, are not exactly the sort of folk one meets with every day. Otherwise, the book contains nothing that calls for particular remark either in the way of praise or blame.