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ton for five guineas, said that Learning's praise will live as he did not think “all Drayton long as Learning is respected." ever wrote worth five guineas." But much as Bullen likes Daniel, Nor, as Bullen admits, is he to it is Dekker who is nearest to the taste of to-day. If he is his mind and heart. And this known at all, it is by his ballad preference is easily intelligible. of Agincourt and by his famous Dekker was a true Elizabethan, sonnet: “Since ther's no helpe, who could turn his hand to come let us kiss and part." anything. Prose or poetry, “The reason may be," says dramas or satires, were all Bullen, “that the world grows within his compass, and he older and life more sombre; fought for a living with his the gospel of Science is spread- pen as a soldier of fortune ing, the revels of Oberon have fights with his sword. long been broken up, and not were unfortunate, he could bear the Sicily of Theocritus is his sufferings like a man, and, more remote from us than the as Bullen says, "by no poet London of Shakespeare." Yet and no divine has the worth Bullen was Drayton's faithful of patience been so touchingly follower to the end ; he at least described as in this thriceheld his memory dear, and has noble utterance of Dekker: amply repaid the debt he owes him by a delicate appreciation. 'Patience, my lord: why, 'tis the soul
Bullen, indeed, had a deft of all the virtues 'tis nearest kin to hand at the lapidary style. heaven, He knew how to explain, in a It makes men look like gods. The best
of men few lines, the virtues of the That e'er wore earth about him was a poets whom he chose for his
sufferer, own and criticised. Admirable A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranis his summing up of the qual. The first true gentleman that ever
quil spirit, ities which make Samuel Daniel
breathed.'» memorable. “Few men," said Bullen, “ever cultivated litera- Thus Bullen, with a well-balture with the frank whole- anced judgment, defines the hearted devotion of Samuel qualities and the limitations Daniel-literature for its own of Dekker. He is not blind sake, and not for what it may to his faults, and he would bring of advantage or reward. not have him other than he He was impressed by the dig. was. With the sympathy which nity of his high calling; he comes of understanding, he knew that a perfect poem out- has composed the best porlives the downfall of dynasties, trait of him that we know. and he longed to be numbered But in portraiture, as in critiwith those who have spoken cism, Bullen never fails us, things worthy of Apollo. His and wherever you turn in his 'Civil Wars' and his Senecan book you will find either a tragedies may be forgotten, luminous judgment or a piece but his eloquent poems in of genuine discovery.
INDEX TO VOL. CCXV.
AIR OF SOME GRAVITY, AN, 758. • Fox, The Journal of the Hon. Henry
letters, 586—his worship of Napoleon,
et seq.-its immediate result: acces-
sion of Mr Ramsay MacDonald and
THE JUJU Rock, 266.
THE KHAN'S TREASURE, 105.
His Friend's Wife, Chaps. I.-IX.,
FULANAIN : THE HARVEST OF ABU
GANDY, G. H.: "AUTUMN SHOOT-
General Election a gamble, 130—the
part the Press played, 133.
GORDON, JAN :-
MR BROWN'S GUITAR, 626.
GRAHAM, HELEN : THE HIGHBROWS,
GWYNN, STEPHEN :-
A DUFFER'S LOCK WITH SPINNING
IN WESTERN FRANCE, 308.
HIGHBROWS, THE, 533.
JAMIESON, ISOBEL: THE GINGER-BEER
STANDARD, 53, 210, 323.
JUJU ROCK, Thr, 266.
KHAN'S TREASURE, THE, 105.
POWELL, T. A. : MIDSHIPMEN RAN
CAPTAIN IVAN (LATE OF
SCOTT - MONCRIEFF, Major-General Sir
Saintsbury's second, 135 et seq.
thill's indictment of our Eastern SIMPSON, T, B.: AN AFFAIR OF SOME
in politics, Mr Baldwin on the
ter, only a caretaker, 287-his policy, towards the, 731-the sane and in.
sane method of policy, 733—the fate
of Holland, 735.
Socialist commonwealth, Mr and Mrs
Socialist Government, unreality of, 591
Socialists debauching the working
SOVIET, THE SCHOONER AND THE, 143.
ST CHRISTOPHER, SIR THOMAS WARNER
STRAHAN, J. A. : BYRON'S BIOGRAPHER,
130 — February, 283 - March, 432—
Tariff Reform not a lost cause, 133.
Two ON THE THAMES, 408.
WARNER, SIR THOMAS, AND ST CHRIS-
VENTURES OF CAPTAIN Ivan KORA-
SIAN ARMY), 812.
WILLIAMSON, JAMES A. : SIR THOMAS
VI.-XII., 595-XIII.-XVII., 772
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