18 NOVEMBER 1865, Page 23

Autumn Leaves. By George Gray Jarvis. (Griffin.)—The author of these

poems must have been agreeably surprised, we think, when he saw the handsome volume that his publishers turned out, and how well

his verses looked in print, Did the Approach to Oxford" ever inspire two tamer stanzas than the following, which really would scarcely have passed in a.school exercise?—

"Spire and tower, rank on rank (So many never have I seen), Rise from above the sedgy bank, And stately buildings peep between.

" The houses fair and gardens trim, And lovely meadows ahelving_down,.

Close to the very water's brim,.

Close to the reeds and rushes brown."

Our anther is not more forcible as a satirist ; the relative positionaef rich and poor in church have given rise to a good many smart sayings, but seldom to anything weaker than, " The poorer ones sit shivering on the form, While Squire nods-within his curtains-warm."

But enough of this ; we have all sported with the Muses in our youth,---. "nee lusisse pullet, red non incidere Wan."