10 FEBRUARY 1849, Page 19

The Last Meeting; a Ballad. Composed by Ricardo Linter. The

Bridal Blessing; a Ballad. Composed by Stephen Glover.

The first of these ballads, notwithstanding the unfavourable preposses- sion we always receive from an " embellished" titlepage, gives us consider- able pleasure. The verses are common enough, but they are suggestive of musical expression, and the composer has caught the suggestion. The me- lody is graceful, an the modulations and harmonies are out of the beaten track.

The other ballad has more of the character of embellished publications, -that is, no character at all; being distressingly trite and commonplace both in the words and music.