Review of John Cayley's Some Account of the Life and Adventures of Sir Reginald Mohum, Bart. Done in Verse by John Cayley

William Michael Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1849-1850
Genre: review


◦ Fredeman 145-148


Editorial glosses and textual notes are available in a pop-up window. Line numbering reflects the structure of the Germ text.

Scholarly Commentary


The review is by WMR, who contributed three more to The Germ, one in each number.

WMR read the poem in September 1849 (see Fredeman, The P.R.B. Journal 13) and thought he might review it at the time. From the review it is clear that WMR was interested in the work because of the way it tries to marry a modern subject with certain types of stylistic archaisms.

Cayley's poem is written in the manner of Byron's Don Juan.

Printing History

Printed in The Germ no. 3, pages 137-144.

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