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NOTICES OF THE AMERICAN EDITION.
“I waited for 'Salome' (now called 'Herodias') to arrive. It came two days ago, I think. It was good to a surprise. But Channing carried off my book before I had done with it, and he is the best electrometer or pyrometer for the poetic flame I know, and he gave a good report. I found the book already named in the newspapers, but they will
give no right guess of its merits for a time.”— RALPH WALDO EMERSON to his brother.
" As a story, the dramatic interest is drawn out with ingenuity, from the few incidents contained in the sacred narrative, and is sustained with skill to the end. The poetical execution is of a high order. . I think 'Salome' ("Herodias ') indicates the possession of very high poetical talent."—Hon. EDWARD EVERETT to a friend.
“Salome' (Herodias') is a production of more than marked ability,-it is a broadly conceived, genially executed, oftentimes a truly superb poem. The repentance of Salome has a broad lyrical and musical sweep which seems like
opera of grand passions when the trivial associations of the opera are forgotten.”-CHARLES G. LELAND, in the Continental Monthly.
“Everywhere there is originality, and everywhere strength. It is a work full of the freshness, the enthusiasm, the dreams, and the earnestness of youth."Prof. C. C. EVERETT, in the North American Review.
“The foundations of this great drama are laid in Jerusalem. This, in its grandeur, is more than Greek-it is Hebrew-almost scriptural, indeed." - JOHN NEAL, in Putnam's Monthly.
“Bears evidence of the highest poetical ability.”—New York Evening Post (Mr. Bryant's).
“The portraiture of Herodias is a masterly creation.”—New York Leader. “Rare epic power and the loftiest range of poetic imagery."—New York Evening Express.
“A work which has made a deep impression on appreciative readers by its originality and power."-New York Tribune.
“A poem of great vigour and originality.”—Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.
“The verdict which has already stamped it as grand will be very nearly confessed by all careful readers."-Philadelphia North American and United States Gazette.
“I want the credit of having anticipated the universal favour with which it has been received by the best critical judgment of the country. . . . I began to read it, more that I might not sit idle than with an intention of reading it through, but I found I could not stop, and did not close the book until I had finished it."-Jos. G. Cogswell, LL.D.
A DRAMATIC POEM
J. C. HEYWOOD
NEW EDITION, REVISED
KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH & CO., I, PATERNOSTER SQUARE
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. And the king was sorry : nevertheless for the oath's sake and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.”