18 JANUARY 1902, Page 22

The Cowper Anthology, 177 4 5 - 1500, edited by Professor Edward. Arber (H.

Frowde, 3s. 6d.), is the tenth of the series. It con- tains extracts from some fifty poets—or shall we say writers of verses ?—with six portraits by way of illustration. The reader will find, it is probable, the whole of poems of which he now knows only the first line, or, it may be, even only the name. There is the "Sauey Arethusa," for instance, and the original sapphics which were travestied by "Needy Knife-grinder." It must be confessed that metrically the parody is better than the original-