James Russel Lowell’s new work

James Russell Lowell     The choice extracts which are given on our last page from the new work of Mr. Lowell, entitled, ‘Conversations on the Old Poets,’ will serve to create fresh admiration of this gifted poet for his moral courage, ethical discrimination, rare independence, and strong reformatory spirit, among those who have hitherto read his productions with pleasure and profit.  We commend his work to all classes of the people.

(Liberator, Jan 17, 1845, pg 3)