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JONATHAN BOUCHER. tional Biography' (" Edward” to “ Erskine"), the one
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as the term is now understood, Dr. Jessopp finds that The Works of Dr. Thomas Campion, Edited by A. H. she never appears to have had any taste, and be holds Bullen. (Privately printed.).
that "she did not even care for learning or learned It is difficult, in dealing with Mr. Bullen's recent pub-men." She “lived quite outside that splendid intellication, to restrain eulogy within limits, or to preserve lectual activity which began at the close of her reign." the judicial calm which is the atmosphere of criticism. Her parsimony was phenomenal. Her regard for the His reprints and collections are simply ideal. In issuing Duke of Alençon seems to bave puzzled her biographer, them he is vindicating our national character and chals who wonders whether her behaviour towards him was lenging the bibliographical supremacy of France. The more acting, or was a case of absolute infatuation. proof of this is that his collections of lyrics are biblio- Elizabeth's expression to James VI. of “extreme graphical rarities before any but a few specially acute dolour” for the “miserable accident”-the death of readers have heard of their existence. In France it has Mary Stuart-is held to be sincere, Dr. Jessopp adding long been the case that certain works are never obtain- rather cynically, "How could she but be grieved that able except by those whose names are in the possession the moral sense of the world condemned her?” The of the publisher as subscribers. So it now is practically historians occupy, of course, a large share of the volume, with Mr. Bullen's publications. What a book bis' Dr. Cam. in which appear the lives of all the Edwards. Edward I. pion' is ! Bibliographically it is a treasure. It is a work and III, and Edward the Black Prince are among the on which the hand falls caressingly. It is only, perhaps, numerous and important contributions of the Rev. too delicate and beautiful, so that one feels in accepting it, W. Hunt; Edward 11. is in the hands of Prof. Tout; like Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing'in presence Edward IV. and his queen Elizabeth are both in of the playful offer of marriage of the Duke, that we those of Mr. James Gairdner. The only contributions would fain" have another for working days," since, like to which the editor's signature is affixed are those of his grace, the volume is “ too costly to wear every day.” William and Elizabeth Elstob. Mr. 8. L. Lee, even It is a book to open carefully, and to dip into before though he supplies lucid and excellent biographies of reading. Mr. Bullen's delightful introduction – bio- Edward VI., Sir Thomas Egerton, Baron Ellesmere and graphical, critical, and explanatory, full of acuto and Viscount Brackley, Thomas Ellwood (the Quaker friend sympathetic judgment and pleasant erudition--will be of Milton) and Sir Thomas Elyot (the author of The read at once, and then the lyrics will be an endless de Governor'), and others, is not a frequent contributor. light. It may not be said in presence of poets such as The Rev. J. Woodfall Ebsworth has spirited biographies the Laureate, Mr. Swinburno, and others, that the art of the two Pierce Egans, father and son. Few poets aro of writing lyrics is lost. These Elizabethan lyrics have, met with, and Mr. A. H. Bullen's most important bic however, a character as distinctly their own as the graphies are those of Richard Edwards, author of a play Elizabetban dramas. Campion's are among the best of or two and some miscellaneous verses, and William Eltheir class. They are made to be sung, and they have derton, described as a "notorious tippler and a ready the “Doric delicacy” which in Milton delighted Sir writer of ballade." Under" Elphinstone" and “ Erskine Henry Wotton. In his masques Campion is not seen at will be found the more important lives of Mr. Russell his best, but his Latin poems are graceful and pleasing. Barker. Dr. Garnett is responsible for Sir Henry Ellis The “Observations on the Art of English Poesy is and for Edward Edwards. James Edwards, bookseller curious in many respeets, and the specimens of un- and bibliographer, and John Eliot, the Indian apostle, rhymed verse that he gives have, as Mr. Bullen cha- are by Mr. H. R. Tedder, Sir John Eliot naturally racteristically says, "à certain interest as metrical being assigned to Mr. S. R. Gardiner. Among the curiosities, and serve as a warning-piece to wandering sailors with whom Prof. Laughton deals are Admirals wits.” It is, however, in the tunable contents of his Elliott and Elphinstone. Viscount Keith, Dr. Norman “ Books of Airs" that the attractions of Campion will be Moore, Mr. Thomas Bayne. Mr. Thompson Cooper, Mr. found. Like all real poetry, these grow upon you, and Louis Fagan, Mr. W. P. Courtney, Mr. Stanley Lanethey may be turned to with certainty of delight. The Poole, and Mr. Robert Harrison supply contributions in devotional poems are, moreover, equal in all respects to their various lines. Once more the new volume is pubthe amorous lyrics. In richness of imagination Mr. lished with exemplary punctuality. Bullen regards Campion, in these poems, as at least the equal of Crashawe, while he assigns him a sobriety of The Library: a Magazine of Bibliography and Literajudgment in which Crashawe was painfully deficient. To ture. The Organ of the Library Association of the owe to a man reprints such as this seems almost to incur United Kingdom. No.1. (Stock.) too great obligation. The world to which Campion It is not safe to prophesy as to the fortune of a periodical appeals is, after all, limited, and the book is little likely by its first number. If, however, we may take the part to attract those who cater for the million. A limited before us as an average specimen, the Library has a edition such as this is exactly what is wanted, and our good future before it. Mr. Austin Dobson's paper on a warmest gratitude is given to Mr. Bullen for supplying forgotten book of travels that is, Moritz's . Travels in it. Too much of bibliophiles are we to care to see the England in 1783'—is very interesting, and will disturb minor poets of the Elizabethan age rendered univer- the copies which remain from their century of repose on sally accessible. To do this is like carrying the rail. the shelves of our great libraries. Mr. Bullen's account ways to spots of remotest beauty. Books such as the of the American Appledore Press is useful. English present are, however, exactly what are wanted, and our people are, for the most part, densely ignorant of what heartiest thanks are accorded to the enterprising and goes on in the book-world of America, except as regards tasteful critic and explorer to whom the Campion is due. novels and popular magazines. Mr. H. R, Tedder has
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