7 MAY 1831, Page 19

The Patriot _Ministry is a patriot poem : it is

dedicated to JEREMY BENTHAM, the most unpoetical subject in all Britain; and however good the intentions of the author, and however right the side he has joined, we fear that his poem is as unpoetical as his patron. Mr. BENTHAM is the patriarch of legislation—the apostle of good government ; but his very name is gall and wormwood on Parnassus.