From an original Picture in the possession of Christopher Wren, Esq.
SOMERVILLE has a bluff important look, and a somewhat shrewd eye. He is said to have been, like Nimrod, a great hunter; and indeed he has celebrated the sports of the field in his long and well-known poem of the "Chase." We never could account for the great popularity of that work of Somervile, seeing that we may not reckon many fox-hunters among our literati, and that but few others would feel tempted to read it. We ourselves have assuredly once achieved the task; but we cannot recommend it very strongly to the reader, though it may lighten the weight of a rainy day in the country.