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de inevitable words, whether forgotten them. The rest of r a love-song or a hymn. his portraits are of Eliza3 was at once a born singer bethans whose names are d a consummate artist.” familiar to us all-Drayton Another of Bullen's dis- and Daniel, Chapman and Dekveries is William Bullein, ker. For Drayton, Bullen has,

whose kin he was, and of course, a kindly feeling. He lom, as in duty bound, he was not merely an Elizabethan ; vught back to the knowledge he was also a poet, and a Warmen. Like Campion, Bullein wickshire man. He knew the s a doctor, and, unlike Cam- country round about Stratford n, he practised his craft, and as well as Bullen knew it, and te treatises about it. The he was filled with the patriotvernment of Health' is ism which became his time and

ng his works, and far less place. None has celebrated amonplace, in title at any more eloquently than he the ), is ‘Bulleyn's Bulwarke glory of England. For him Defence against all Sick- St Crispin's Day is as gallant š, Soreness, and Woundes an occasion as it is for Shaket doe daily assault Man- speare. And Bullen, with his le.' But his masterpiece, sure judgment, picks out for forth by Bullen with many his approval the familiar epistles tations, is entitled ' A Dia- which Drayton wrote to his le both pleasaunte and pitie- friends, which recall the ease

wherein is a goodly regi- of Horace and foreshadow the te against the fever Pesti- elegance of Pope. How shall we o with a consolacion and ever forget the tribute he pays, fort against death. Newly in his epistle to Henry Reynolds, ected by William Bullein, to Christopher Marlowe : autour thereof '(1564). The

“ Marlowe, bathed in the Thespian c is a dialogue, or rather a

springs, s of dialogues, and it opens Had in him those brave translunary b London citizen's house. things brose is as clear and sonor. That the first Poets had ; his raptures as its sense of drama is All air and fire, which made his verses 1. The north - country clear; ar, the citizen and his For that fine madness still he did the doctor, speak, one which rightly should possess a Poet's

retain all, their own authentic brain ?" iage. And Bullen cites enough of it to make us Drayton fell out of fashthat the whole work were ion. Pope dismissed him scorn7 accessible in a fair reprint. fully and ungratefully, since mpion and Bullein were he had surely read his epistles, Sullen brilliant recoveries. as “a mediocre poet"; and brought them back from Horace Walpole, when Mason ead to a world which had offered him a portrait of DrayL. COxv.--NO. MOCCIV.

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As Mr Masefield once said, you have added a name to the “He talked of Elizabethan roll of English poets, and one books and people much as that can never be overlooked. though they were alive in the Certainly his long - neglected streets outside, like the time ghost ought now to be rejoiccome back.” For him the time ing in Elysium.” If Campion's had not come back : it was ghost rejoiced, Bullen characalways there ; and by a natural teristically uttered a note of sympathy he lived where the warning. He presently foresaw Elizabethans themselves would that Campion, lately recovered, have (and had) been at home. “now ran the risk of uncritical It was Stratford which shel- adulation," and he thought it tered him, in the heart of right that he, his only begetter, Shakespeare's own country; should thus moderate the enand Bullen had not far to go thusiasm of his readers. Moderif he would encounter the ation is, indeed, the mark of shades of Shakespeare and all Bullen's criticism. He was Drayton and other unforgotten too sound a scholar, he knew worthies of Warwickshire. And too well the drudgery of makwhen he visited London, in- ing a fair text, to lose himself frequently, it was natural that in a mist of vague admiration. he should take up his abode He gathers together the few in Southwark, which might facts that can be found of remind him at once of Chau- Campion's life and character, cer's pilgrims and of Shake- and then lets him speak for speare's theatre. Nor was there himself. He was a physician; the slightest suspicion of pose he wrote a volume of Latin in this choice of abode. Bullen verse, a treatise on versificawas incapable of pose or affec- tion, in which he condemns tation, and he visited South- the practise of rhyming, which wark not as a curious tourist, he had always followed, and indulging a whim, but as a an essay on counterpoint. For true Elizabethan, who could the rest, says Bullen, he "tells not be asked to care for a in one of his epigrams that he London which had grown up was lean, and that he envied after his time.

fat men; he tells us, too, the He writes of the Elizabethans names of a few of his friends." out of the fulness of knowledge Though his fame stood high in and sympathy. Thomas Cam- his own time, “his poetry was pion, one of the poets cele- quickly forgotten, being hidden brated in this admirable book, away in music-books that nohe brought back from oblivion. body opened.” Thus writes “I must congratulate you as Bullen, and he praises especially cordially as I thank you," Campion's sureness of touch wrote Swinburne to Bullen and variety. “Whatever he when he had completed his essayed,” so he brings his discovery. “In issuing this chapter to an end," he did first edition of Campion's works, well: he always found the

true inevitable words, whether forgotten them. The rest of for a love-song or a hymn. his portraits are

are of ElizaHe was at once a born singer bethans whose names are ind a consummate artist." familiar to us all-Drayton

Another of Bullen's dis- and Daniel, Chapman and Dekoveries is William Bullein, ker. For Drayton, Bullen has, of whose kin he was, and of course, a kindly feeling. He vhom, as in duty bound, he was not merely an Elizabethan ; vrought back to the knowledge he was also a poet, and a Warf men. Like Campion, Bullein wickshire man. He knew the vas a doctor, and, unlike Cam- country round about Stratford vion, he practised his craft, and as well as Bullen knew it, and rrote treatises about it. 'The he was filled with the patriotTovernment of Health is ism which became his time and mong his works, and far less place. None has celebrated ommonplace, in title at any more eloquently than he the ite, is 'Bulleyn’s Bulwarke glory of England. For him f Defence against all Sick St Crispin's Day is as gallant ess, Soreness, and Woundes an occasion as it is for Shakeiat doe daily assault Man- speare. And Bullen, with his inde.' But his masterpiece, sure judgment, picks out for it forth by Bullen with many his approval the familiar epistles 10tations, is entitled ' A Dia- which Drayton wrote to his gue both pleasaunte and pitie- friends, which recall the ease 11, wherein is a goodly regi- of Horace and foreshadow the ente against the fever Pesti- elegance of Pope. How shall we nce with a consolacion and ever forget the tribute he pays, mfort against death. Newly in his epistle to Henry Reynolds, rrected by William Bullein, to Christopher Marlowe e autour thereof '(1564). The

“ Marlowe, bathed in the Thespian ok is a dialogue, or rather a

springs, ries of dialogues, and it opens Had in him those brave translunary

a London citizen's house. things 3 prose is as clear and sonor. That the first Poets had ; his raptures

were is as its sense of drama is All air and fire, which made his verses vid. The north - country clear; ggar, the citizen and his For that fine madness still he did fe, the doctor, speak, one which rightly should possess a Poet's d all, their own authentic

brain ?" iguage. And Bullen cites st enough of it to make us Drayton fell out of fashsh that the whole work were ion. Pope dismissed him scornsily accessible in a fair reprint. fully and ungratefully, since Campion and Bullein were he had surely read his epistles, · Bullen brilliant recoveries. as “a mediocre poet"; and

brought them back from Horace Walpole, when Mason ► dead to a world which had offered him a portrait of DrayVOL. COXV.-NO. MCCCIV.

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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. If he 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 few lines, the virtues of the That e'er wore earth about him was a poets whom he chose for his

Bufferer, own and criticised. Admirable A soft, meek, patient, humble, tranis his summing up of the qual. The first true gentleman that ever 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.

FAIR OF SOME GRAVITY, AN, 758. Fox, The Journal of the Hon. Henry
MAGEDDON HUNT, THE (THE STORY Edward,' notice of, 583-a famous
F THE VALE OF ACRE AND PLAIN OF prig, 585-his contempt for men of
SHARON FOXHOUNDS), 18.

letters, 586—his worship of Napoleon,
quith, Mr, as wrecker, 291-where 589.
le is leading the Liberal Party, 293. Franchise folly of 1917-18, the, 283
UTUMN SHOOTING," 75.

et seq.-its immediate result: acces-

sion of Mr Ramsay MacDonald and
dwin, Mr, our obligation to, 132. his friends to office, 286.
rès, Maurice, death of, 149 et seq. French Elections, the, 882.
AMAN, Major ARDERN, D.S.O.: A FROM THE OUTPOSTS :-
ERMON IN THE ABBEY, 869.

THE JUJU Rock, 266.
IND, J. 0. P. :-

THE KHAN'S TREASURE, 105.
T THE SIGN OF THE LAUGHING GODS, From Two POINTS OF VIEW : Part I.-
847.

His Friend's Wife, Chaps. I.-IX.,
[EMORIES OF M‘QUIGG, 1, 230, 295. 369. Part II.--His Friend's Cousin,
IDLEY, SHELLAND: AN EPISODE IN Chaps. I.-VI., 468 ; Chaps. VII.-
[ESPOT, 496.

XIV., 660.
IVIDA:

FULANAIN : THE HARVEST OF ABU
HE ARMAGEDDON HUNT (THE STORY SABA', 342,
OF THE VALE OF ACRE AND PLAIN
OF SHARON FoxHOUNDS), 18.

GANDY, G. H.: "AUTUMN SHOOT-
10 PER CENT Dog, 244.

ING," 75.
LON'S BIOGRAPHER, 574.

General Election a gamble, 130—the

part the Press played, 133.
DLER, EDMUND: A CASTLE IN

GINGER-BEER STANDARD, The, 53, 210,
PAIN, 96.

323.
TAINS, Two GREAT : JENGHIZ KHAN GOLDRING, DOUGLAS: IBIZA, 797.
ND SUBUTAI, 644.

GORDON, JAN :-
ILE IN SPAIN, A, 96.

MR Brown's GUITAR, 626.
rehill, Mr, rats a second time, 879.

"TUK-TUK," 114.
PTON, A. C. : THE MILLIONS OF

GRAHAM, HELEN : THE HIGHBROWS,
ONSIEUR LE COLONEL, 255.

533.
CODILES, 542.

GWYNN, STEPHEN :-

A DUFFER'S LOCK WITH SPINNING
locracy, 432-a fragile and transi-

TACKLE, 489.
ry system, 435.

IN WESTERN FRANCE, 308.
100 PER CENT: I. A Dog's Life,

MONTREUIL-SUR-MER, 841,
4; II. Joy of Battle, 2Ă6; III.
rs and Graces, 250 ; IV. Honoured Hannay, DAVID : The TAKING OF
ise, 254.
FER’S LUCK WITH SPINNING TACKLE, HARVEST OF ABU SABA', THE, 342.

ORMUZ, 554.
489.

HIGHBROWS, THE, 533.
!, YOUTH AND THE, I.-V., 445-
1.-XII., 595-XII.-XVII., 772. IBIZA, 797.
zabethans,' the late Mr A. H. IN THE “SAL," 830.
lllen's, notice of, 885.
ODB IN MESPOT, AN, 496.

JAMIESON, ISOBEL: THE GINGER-BEER

STANDARD, 53, 210, 323.
ER, A: THE KHAN'S TREASURE, “JORROCKS," THE AUTHOR OF, 857.
5.

JUJU ROCK, THE, 266.

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