To be irregular by rule or design, is an absurdity of the worst sort. The common reader is apt to mistake extravagance and contortion for strength and invention. Lord Byron had a genius peculiar to himself; he is not a model to follow: — his imitators will never succeed. He had sometimes a concentered force, — a burning fire, — which in him was native! The false inspiration of others, who would catch his spirit and his tones, is disgusting: and as for those narrow and silly people, who have no ear but for one sort of music, a true and enlarged taste scorns to argue with them.