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sight and in mind, had little or none with either the beautiful or the subtle, and did not perceive the exquisite effects which a minute use of the knowledge of both these often produces. Of the great passages of Milton he had much admiration, but could not understand such lines as
"Many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out,”—
as what a poet calls it-" a charming embodiment of thin air and sound in something palpable, tangible, malleable; that other wondrous line of "imaginative incarnation
"Rose like a steam of rich, distill'd perfumes;"
nor would he have, we fear, admired Crashaw's "Music's
Sharp airs, and staggers in a warbling doubt
Then starts she suddenly into a throng
Of short, thick sobs," &c.
We may close by strongly recommending to our readers the "Sospetto d'Herode," that fine transfusion of Crashaw'sa poem from which Milton, in his "Hymn on the Nativity," has derived a good deal; and by expressing the peculiar satisfaction with which we present the public with a handsome edition of the too little known productions of this exquisite poet.