Critical Review (1815)

The Brothers, or Consequences. A Story which happens every Day. Addressed to that most useful Part of the Community, the Labouring Poor. By Mary Hayes, of Bristol. 12mo. Pp. 71. Button and Son, 1815.  [Critical Review, 5th Series, 2 (1815), 652. Placed under “Novels, Romances, &c.”]


    We are friends to the poor – we have a sort of sympathetic feeling for the labourers in the service of Ceres. In this spirit do we recommend these “Brothers.” This little book well serve the junior peasantry as a beacon on the road to matrimony, and at the same time teach them obedience to their parents, and good will to all mankind.