12 DECEMBER 1885, Page 16

The Mistress of Lydgate Priory. By - Evelyn Everets Green.- (Religions

Tract Society.)—This is the chronicle of a life from child- hood to old age very simply and unaffectedly told, and not without the quiet suggestion of more than one good lesson to those who may read it. Kate Level inherits the fine property of Lydgate Priory at an early age by the will of her father, and does not escape the usual trials which fall to the lot of wealthy women. How she suffers from them, and how she conquers them in the end, and comes to a serene and happy old age, is very well told here.