7 MAY 1927, Page 19

Edited by Mr. Humbert Wolfe, who contributes an intro- ductory

note to the selected works of each poet, the second series of the Augustan Books of English poetry (Benn, 6d. each), the first six numbers of which we have just received, includes John Donne, George Herbert, Francis Thompson, W. B. Yeats, Harold Monro, and Rose Macaulay. Of Miss Macaulay's verse, which is not so well known as it should be, Mr. Wolfe says that it " precedes in point of date all of her most successful novels, her outstanding motif being a strangely tender mysticism, the grey of almost dawn, and the stir in it of invisible dawns beyond and beside those we know.' "