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imagine, that Gait's mantle rests on his shoulders ; and

it might be a The Wild Garland. Selected by L J. Reeve. (Pitman.)—A collec- true idea, if he had Gait's humour, or shrewdness, or insight into human tion of epigrams, not made with any remarkable taste, by some one who. nature, or command of one of the raciest of dialects. As it is, he does not see the difference between an epigram and a metrical pun. Of has produced a literary curiosity, a book thoroughly realistic, and yet course the volume contains many good epigrams, but there are too many,-