6 APRIL 1867, Page 22

The After - Glow Songs and Sonnets for My Friends. (Smith, Elder,

and Co.)—We feel no doubt that to the writer's friends these songs and sonnets will be a very welcome volume. They seem to be a happy self-revelation of the author, and everywhere indicate a love of beauty, blended with a passionate love of nature, with culture, and with piety of a truly manly character. Original power does not, however, by any means always accompany taste and feeling, and of such power we see little trace in the volume.