22 JUNE 1867, Page 23

Dabneny ; or, the Laird's Secret. By Jane H. Jamieson.

(C. Griffin and Co.)—This is a fair average story, which would be better if the incidents were left out. We have had too much of prior marriages and wives reported to be dead till a second alliance has been contracted.. In the present story this difficulty is increased by the same woman being the first wife of two men who afterwards marry two sisters, and the introduction of a Ritualist who is a Jesuit does not lessen •the improbability.