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More than a Match. A Novel. By the anther of

Recommended to Mercy. Three vols. (Tinsley.)—We are willing enough to recommend this novel to mercy, but we cannot give it a more favourable verdict. It is very loose and decousu in parts, and brings in many of the materials of extreme sensation, without the justification of using them for extremely sensational effects. It is probable that we should have closed the book long before coming to the end, but that we were continually expecting the q,uthor to do something more worthy of the novels which have preceded More than a Match, and our disappointment at the end was the greater from our constant expectation.