Text: Joseph Evans Snodgrass (?), [Review of Graham's Magazine for April], Baltimore Saturday Visiter, April 2, 1842, p. 2, col. 3


GRAHAM'S MAGAZINE. — This work has furnished an admirable issue for April. There is a decided improvement, to our taste — but we may differ from most of magazine readers. We allude to the insertion of reviews. We speak of this class of writings, as distinct from mere critical notices. We think they add greatly to the value of the work, — being useful, at the same time, in no slight degree. We are, furthermore, very sure the editor, Mr. Poe, is gratified by the change he has been permitted to make in this respect. He is fond of reviewing, and, though at times, provokingly hypercritical, is an excellent reviewer.

An evidence of the truth of the charge profered, [[sic]] will be found in his expression of opinion, upon the second edition of Soran's poems. Any man who had read the volume, would conclude that the editor lies — under a mistake.

The Plates and Embroidery are exquisite affairs — and they surely would sell the number, of themselves. We received this work from Mr. W. N. Harrison, 42 North Gay Street — who will send it, or the Lady's Book, to any part of the country per mail, at the regular price.



J. Lasley Dameron calls this short notice “Poe as Critic,” assigning the author as Snodgrass.


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