25 MAY 1867, Page 21

Shorn Relics. A Trouvaille. (Adams and Francis.)—We are so well

acquainted with the novel or poem found in some old chest, or the present of some hermit, that we can make a pretty good gums at the merits of the work which needs such an apologetic introduction. The author of Shorn Relics may perhaps succeed in the lighter styles of verse when he writes without a disguise, and with some more definite purpose than appears in this volume.