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A Selection from the Poems of his Majesty Louis the

First King of Bavaria. The attraction of this little volume chiefly consists in the royalty of its author ; for the merits of the poems them- selves do not seem of a very high kind. So far as can be judged from a translation, it appears to us that, unless where the personal pursuits or the peculiar station of the author give something of depth or novelty to the thoughts, they are amiable and feeling; but either obvious, weak, or commonplace. The versification, if the poems are truly reflected by Mr. Figura., may gene-

rally be described as stiff, and the language prosaic, though occa- sionally the verse moves with ease, and now and then flows with vigour.