12 DECEMBER 1885, Page 16

From Crown to Crown : a Tale of the Early

Church. By the Author of " The Martyrs of Vienne and Lyons." (Hatchards.)— This is but an ill-written story, which certainly does not commend to. its readers the great subject which it professes to deal with. What a sentence is this :—" At length Fabrioins made his appearance, and he and the priest were at once admitted into the prison, Marcus— who retiring at the approach of Fabricius—all the while pacing up and down the street around."