18 DECEMBER 1880, Page 24

Coreston Rectory. By Carrie S. Matthews. (Evelyns.)—Coreston Rectory is a

paradise of order and goodness. The inhabitants and their friends have, it is true, an unlucky way of getting into trouble when they go out on any excursion, so that when we read such a head- ing as " The Boating Expedition," we begin to tremble ; but all ulti- mately turns ont well. The female angel is mated with a male of the same species, an unlucky young person to whom she had been engaged from childhood paying the penalty for being clever, we are told, and falling into wild ways of thinking at Oxford, and so being dismissed. Miss Matthews writes to commend good things, but is not very happy in her effort.