From 'Gerald Massey's Poems' (1857)

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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

GERALD MASSEY.

COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.
BOSTON:

TICKNOR AND FIELDS
MDCCC LVII.


OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

 

London Times.


    "IT is the production of a young man who has fought his way to the Temple-gate sword in hand. May the summer morning be fair as the spring dawn is bright!"


Athenæum.


    "IN him we have a genuine songster.  He has the true facility of creative life..... Few poems in our recent outgrowth of poetic literature are finer than some of these lover-verses...... We have quoted enough to show here that here is another poet,—and one whose story and position as a teacher and preacher clothe him with unusual interest."


Blackwood's Magazine.


    "GERALD MASSEY has already won for himself a considerable name in lyrical poetry.   He possesses a large share of the poet's stirring inspiration: he has within him the soul of a poet.   What he has already done—and it is worthy of high praise—we take but as an installment of what he is yet to
do."


Edinburgh Review.


    "Mr. GERALD MASSEY'S poems have already gone through several editions, and some of them deserve their popularity.   The most fastidious tastes will be most charmed with such verses as those..... There is a real glow about all that Mr. Massey writes."


London Quarterly Review.


    "HIS love-poetry is very pure and sweet, and frequently rivals the most genuine strains of Burns."


Spectator.


    "THAT a man struggling through such difficulties should write with a facility, a melody, an elegance of sentiment, and a breath of thought, quite equal to any of our minor poets, and in these respects not far short of writers scarcely to be reckoned as minor, is indeed surprising."

 
Chamber's Journal.


    "IF the extracts we have given do not suffice to show the promise with which this volume abounds, we must plead guilty to a misapprehension of what constitutes poetry of a high order, full of originality and freshness of feeling."


Examiner.


    "THIS book contains not a few lines and passages which may be fairly called immortal verse.   We give it our best letters of recommendation."


New York Tribune.


    "GERALD MASSEY may anticipate a bright career among the modern masters of song..... None but the sternest or most narrow-minded critics will doubt that Gerald Massey is born for a poet.   He possesses a teaming imagination, which luxuriates in all the glories of the outward universe.   Never before were the joys of marriage life sung in such glowing strains."

 



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