7 JULY 1894, Page 35

Dudgeon, Gentleman, written by Himself," is a work of consider-

able art. Matthew himself does not play any very considerable part in it, and that is doubtless as well, for he is not unlike Mr.

Inkle, on whom an unenviable immortality has been bestowed by the tragic tale of " Inkle and Yarico." He tells a number of stories which he hears from the lips of fellow-slaves, stringing them together somewhat after the fashion of "The Arabian Nights." Some of these stories are decidedly good. The style is the result of some careful study. Altogether, Matthew Dudgeon must be pronounced to be a success.