18 AUGUST 1832, Page 19

THE OLI AD Is a poem, which in this may be

said to approach the sublime, that it is utterly incomprehensible. We shall not endeavour to de- scribe what we do not understand. A more decided case of folly we never met with : and if the writer carries similar irregularity and imbecility into other affairs than his poetry, it ceases to be an. affair of criticism.