13 MAY 1882, Page 23

Blackfriars' Bridge. By Rose Metcalfe. (Remington.)—There is power in this

story which practice should develope into a very useful literary faculty. Esther Brook loves Robert Cleaver; but she finds that he has drifted away from the anchorage of belief, and though it rends her heart to do so, she breaks the engagement between them. How he finds his way back, and how things end as they should, is the interest of a tale which is good enough to make us hope to see Miss Metcalfe's name again.