9 JUNE 1866, Page 21

The True History of a Little Ragamuffin. By the Author

of A Night in a Workhouse. (Beeton.)—Mr. Greenwood having succeeded once completely, his unnoticed works are gradually reappearing. We see in them only one power, that of describing external scenes as if the author saw them through a microscope. That process is not very interesting except when applied to realities, and one has to pick the real scenes out of a good deal of third-rate dialogue and not very probable incident. Once found, they are worth having, but there is too much oyster and too little pearl.