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^ Last Poems. By Elizabeth Barrett Brown...
hood passionat . That e ple is ading indeed * for the rig " ht certain and tr sound uth , ag " ainst of the wrong trumpet and which falseand which and
roused their own generation to a just battle , rings , will No ring one on will to succeeding be satisfied ages with . an extract or two out of such a
book—but we cannot resist giving the following as one of the gems of the volume : —
THE BEST _THISTG 1 ST THE WORLD . What June-rose ' s the , b best y May thing dew in impearled the world ; ?
Sweet Truth South not cruel -wind to , that a friend means no rain ; Pleasure , not in haste to end ; ; Beauty , not self-decked and curled
_Xii Till ht its that , pride never is over makes plain ; wink you ;
Memory g that gives no pain ; Love , when , so _, you ' re in loved the world again . ?
— W Something hat ' s the best out thing of it _^ I think .
206 Notices Of Books ,
206 NOTICES OF BOOKS ,
Goblin M"A?*Ket, And Oilier By D Poems ....
Goblin M _" a _?* ket _, and oilier by D Poems . G . Rossetti . By Christin . Macmillan a Rossetti & Co , . -with Two Designs
If we dared begin our notice of this little volume by affronting our readerswe should venture to say , " These poems will never be
popular , : —they are too good ! " Well ; we will say it , begging you , readerto believethat as you are always addressed as dear reader
—kind , reader—gentl , e reader—so we now address as you as most discriminating reader , worthy to understand and to like this book
world as we who do , and cannot to come understand aside with it and us who and wonder will not at like the it . rest of the
But let us hear what they have to say against it— " It is so odd . " True ; we admit it— " so peculiar . " Allowed— " so very quaint
and old-fashioned . " We plead guilty ; and let us add—these are some of its great charms ! But there is no mediaeval affectation about
itno a thoug dressing ht of up the of nin modern eteenth sentiment century in in words a mantle of the of twelfth the dark . No ages ; either and
some of these verses were omitted by Bishop Percy in his Reliquesthe or they yellow were leaves found of b an y Miss old diary Rossetti which , written belonged in faded to an Italian ancestress hand on of
hers—or else she has been so fed and nourished on old ballads and mo old dern world school fancies —what _, that do she we say comes ?—not to us only utterl the y modern untainted school by , but the
also innocent of the two or three schools which preceded it . less But simp George le old Herbert writers , and whose Lovelace names , and have Herrick died , and and whose the number words
the never mauve will , are volume perhaps which at least made as a success good masters last year of , verse —or to the stud glaz y , e as d
English Woman’s Journal (1858-1864), May 1, 1862, page 206, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/ewj/issues/ewj_01051862/page/62/