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LONDON :-BELL AND DALBY, 186 FLEET STREET.
With Five Illustrations on Steel; Price, in Ornamental Cloth Binding, 68. 6d.
Poems, Songs, and Ballads. “The volume is, on the whole, one of the most pleasing collections of poems we have met with. Of the songs and ballads, several have been set to music, and have had considerable popularity."-Literary Gazette.
“ The greater part of these poems are distinguished by a meditative cast of thought, and by loftiness of sentiment ; while others are conceived in a cheerful and lively spirit."-John Bull.
“We rejoice to see the numerous poetical compositions of Mr. Jones, which have been permitted so long to be scattered in the pages of' Bentley's Miscellany, and other leading periodi. cals of the day, at length collected in their present shape. They now form a volume, the combined contents of which tend to show that there is a ' living spirit in the lyre,' and that the author possesses in no ordinary degree the great essentials of the true poet as described by James Montgomery :
« 'Tis his the magic meaning to rehearse,
And make the dead in nature live in song.' This has been largely exemplified by the consummate manner in which the author has executed the opening portion of his work, the 'Horæ Monasticæ'-in which the 'Scriptorium,' with its breviary's emblazoned page-the 'Portal of the Poor'--the Guest House '—the 'Abbey Orange'the shaded cloisters rich in sculptured grace,' and all the accessories of monastic life, are sketched with the same graphic skill and depth of colouring as we are wont to observe in the glowing pictures of Cattermole. The various songs and ballads are alike remarkable for their imagery, elegant simplicity, touching pathos, and high moral sentiment."-Leamington Spa Courier.
“Mr. William Jones' poems have for the main part a local character, which, apart from their own merits, imbues them with a peculiar interest. Some of these are illustrated by the pencil as well as the pen ; and if a true sympathy and relish for old English times and scenery have any claims to interest, these poems may be truly said to abound in them. By their side the mere poetry of art and fashion, and the stock images of descriptive verse, appear mean, affected, and commonplace. Here we have genuine warmth, graphic power, and true lyric inspiration. The admirable song of 'The Monks of Old' is sufficient to make a poet's reputation, and there are fifty other ballads equally good."-Colburn's New Monthly Magazine.
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