chapter  88
Charles Williams, Review, 'dublin Review', July 1941
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The fact that Mr. Auden has included a reference to the present writer in his notes need not perhaps prevent this review. I should have preferred to write about the book in octosyllabic verse as near to Mr. Auden's own as I could manage, were it not for the space involved. That measure has always been a habit of English light verse, using those two words as Mr. Auden does in his own anthology of such verse; it has a continuous speed that conceals, sometimes, its intensity, except to the careful ear. Mr. Auden's has both speed and intensity; he is, as he always has been, more vital with verse than most of us, and that vitality has here free range.