1826 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Dr. James McHenry

Anonymous, in Review of McHenry, Pleasures of Friendship; New-York Review 2 (February 1826) 182.



But here is our old friend Doctor M'Henry come again, twaddling in heroics about the PLEASURES OF FRIENDSHIP, — and several other things, — as far as we can gather from a hasty survey. What will he do next? But he is over the water, publishing his romances for the benefit of Europe; and it would be unfair to pass judgment upon him, when he is not at home to appeal and recriminate in "his usual purlite and genteel manner," as Gregory Grunt would express himself. By-the bye, the Doctor has got out a new novel lately, as we have understood. It is proper that some one should review it. It must be a very interesting work. — His iambics are smooth enough, and there is, doubtless, much good poetry in the "Pleasures of Friendship, and other poems." If any of the author's admirers will be kind enough to find it, and leave a memorandum with our publishers, we will treat him — to a set of our journal from the commencement.