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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 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 å 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 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 ; brought 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 ion, he practised his craft, and as well as Bullen knew it, and vrote treatises about it. The he was filled with the patriotFovernment of Health is ism which became his time and mong his works, and far less place. None has celebrated bmmonplace, in title at any more eloquently than he the ate, 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 Shakehat doe daily assault Man- speare. And Bullen, with his inde.' But his masterpiece, sure judgment, picks out for st 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 u, 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 ho pays, mfort against death. Newly in his epistle to Henry Reynolds, rrected by William Bullein, to Christopher Marlowe : e autour thereof '(1564). The pok is a dialogue, or rather a
“ Marlowe, bathed in the Thespian
springs, ries of dialogues, and it opens Had in him those brave translunary
a London citizen's house. things s prose is as clear and sonor
That the first Poets had ; his raptures s as its sense of drama is All air and fire, which made his verses vid. The north - country ggar, the citizen and his For that fine madness still he did
retain fe, the doctor, speak, one
Which rightly should possess a Poet's d all, their own authentic
brain ?" nguage.
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. MOCCIV.
ton for five guineas, said that Learning's praise will live as
Bullen, indeed, had a deft of all the virtues 'tis nearest kin to
sufferer, 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 por. lives 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.
AFFAIR OF SOME GRAVITY, AN, 758. • Fox, The Journal of the Hon. Henry
OF THE VALE OF ACRE AND PLAIN OF prig, 585--his contempt for men of
letters, 586—his worship of Napoleon,
he is leading the Liberal Party, 293. Franchise folly of 1917-18, the, 283
et seq.-its immediate result: acces-
sion of Mr Ramsay MacDonald and
The JoJo Rock, 266.
THE KHAN'S TREASURE, 105.
His Friend's Wife, _Chaps. I.-IX.,
FULANAIN: THE HARVEST OF ABU
OF THE VALE OF ACRE AND PLAIN
General Election a gamble, 130—the
part the Press played, 133.
GOLDRING, DOUGLAS : IBIZA, 797.
GORDON, JAN :-
MR Brown's GUITAR, 626.
GRAHAM, HELEN : THE HIGHBROWS,
GWYNN, STEPHEN :-
A DUFFER'S LOCK WITH SPINNING
IN WESTERN FRANCE, 308.
244 ; II. Joy of Battle, 246 ; III.
HANXAY, DAVID : THE TAKING OF
HARVEST OF ABU SABA', THE, 342.
HIGHBROWS, THE, 533.
• SÁL," 830.
JAMIESON, ISOBEL: THE GINGER-BEER
STANDARD, 53, 210, 323.
Jujo Rock, Tue, 266.
Khan's TREASURE, THE, 105.
POWELL, T. A.: MIDSHIPMEN RAM.
Scott - MONCRIEFF, Major-General Sir
Saintsbury's second, 135 et seq.
thill's indictment of our Eastern SIMPSON, T. B.: AN AFFAIR OF SOME
Sincerity 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.
AT WOOLWICH, AN, 356. “TUK-Tuk," 114.
WARNER, SIR THOMAS, AND ST CHRIS-
VENTURES OF CAPTAIN IVAN KORA-
VITCH (LATE OF THE IMPERIAL Rog.
SIAN ARMY), 812.
WILLIAMSON, JAMES A. : SIR THOMAS
WARNER AND ST CHRISTOPHER, 36.
VI.-XII., 595—XIII.-XVII., 772.
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