13 APRIL 1867, Page 20

The Sentence of Iictires, and Other Poems. By Henry Nutcombe

Oxenham, M.A. Second Edition. (Longmans.)—One-fifth of the verses in this edition are, says Mr. Oxenham, new, the verses are all smooth, many of them musical, but none original. They are almost all deeply tinged with Roman Catholic sentiment. Perhaps the most. poetical touch in the book is the simile for Mechlin which compares it to "An illumined page

From ancient missal torn, and placed within

Some noisy pamphlet of this boisterous age."

Mr. Oxenham's translations from the old Latin hymns fail to convey the grand sonorous roll of those trumpet-tongued hallelujahs.