7 MAY 1831, Page 22

" Sweet lovely rose." An air from Zemira and Azor

; the English version by EDWARD WHATMORE.

It was easy to foresee, that, when the beauties of this lovely ballad were presented to the public by any singer of eminence, every music publisher would have his version of it. This is a very indifferent one, in every respect. The hest although some liberties have been taken with the music, is MOORE'S, published under the title of "Rose of the desert." He has adhered to metre and to accent, and given his own glowing colouring to the poetry. Mr. WHITMORE has not even the merit of cold correctness, and as to poetry -