29 APRIL 1865, Page 19

as he will be tempted to do, he will do

it an injustice. It has much real feeling, and the versification is remarkably good. Of course the feeling is all of the most lugubrious sort. Absence, treason, love's first unkindness, resignation, and such cheerful matters are the topics on which Miss Meetkerke dwells. When one considers with respect to poetesses how lamentable their experience of the tender passion seems to have been, one cannot help wondering why they do not abjure love altogether; but perhaps they succeed beat in fiction, and the woes they depica answer to the raptures they enjoy.