7 JANUARY 1832, Page 24


MR. MURRAY, in publishing the first of his fourteen volumes of the Life and Works of BYRON, has laid the first stone of that monument which he has for some time announced he intended to erect to the memory of the author. In putting together, the other day, a colossal statue of CANNING, an ingenious artisan was sacri- ficed the monumental Dagon fell, and under his huge propor- tions, the creator died by his own creature-another Frankenstein. Not so does Mr. MURRAY commemorate celebrity: this volatile memorial may be carried in the pocket-it may lighten many a heart, it will never crush one-and instead of grinding the bones of ingenious men, we have some reason to believe that the thou- sands it will give employment to, through a hard spring, will prove this plan of printing to the memory of departed genius, to be as beneficent as it is agreeable. This First Volume takes MOORE'S Life of Bvuox from its corn- mencement to the time of his return from Greece in 1811.