Lays of the English Cavaliers. By J. J. Daniell, Perpetual
Curate of Langley Fitztune. (Parker.)—Field Flowers and City Chimes. By R. R. Bealey. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—We have here two volumes of verse that owe most of their attraction to the taste of the publisher. It is to be hoped that the descendants of the Cavaliers will show a proper appreciation of Mr. Daniell's enthusiasm, and that his gorgeous book will tind a fitting resting-place on the tables of aristocratic drawing- rooms. It will look well, and perhaps the people of the house will be able to get through the lay that applies to themselves. We give the first stanza, which will do as well as any other for a specimen:—
" So the great heart of Strafford spoke, and when The morn of death was come, forth to the goal Of glory, though of death, he went—of men, Grandest and loftiest soul !"
The only thing remarkable in Mr. Bealey's less ornate, but still pleasing- looking volume, is the notion that the German has an additional reason for loving his Fatherland because of the attachment between the Queen and Prince Albert, as witness the following lines, with which we shall conclude this notice :— " The German boasts of Fatherland, And loves it dearly too ; And well he may, for England's Queen Proved German love was true."