The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 38

The London Quarterly and Holborn Review Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of Paradise. A Poem. By' Nicholas Michell, Author of "Famous Women and Heroes," " The Poetry of Creation," " Pleasure," " Ruins of Many Lands," &c. The Cheap Edition. London: Tegg. 1871. Pleasure. A Poem in several parts. By Nicholas Michell. The Cheap Edition, revised. London: Tegg. 1871. A Very cheap reprint of two works which have been for some time before the public, and, on the whole, favourably received. The verse is ordinarily smooth and felicitous. The thoughts are haste and well-conceived, maintaining a tolerably even level; farabove thee common-place, but not rising to grandeur. In The Immortals there are a few flights into higher regions, and the language is bolder and freer. As suits the subject, the pictures in Pleasure are more familiar aDd homely. They are depicted with ease and some skill, though a richer resource of language is sometimes needed. Good taste is seldom offended by incongruous creations, while there are passages in both volumes of high poetic merit. If Mr. Michell does not belong to the highest order of poets, he certainly does not to the lowest. Oriel; a Study in Eighteen Hundred and Seventy. With Two Other Poems. By James Kenward, F.S.A. London: Chapman and Hall, 1871. This is a true poem, the song of a skilful bard. A marked excellence in it is the revelation of the poetry that underlies the prose of everyday life. The intertwining of fancy with the unpoetic forms of current history is occasionally very successful. It is marked by grace, delicacy, and high-toned sentiment.-The symmetry of the whole is fairly preserved; occasional weaknesses being redeemed by passages of a very high order of merit. It is, however, more effective in pictorial representations than...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799720
  • 9781236799722