HARTSTONGE, Matthew Weld. Eve of All-Hallows, The
La Belle Assemblée, 3rd ser. 1 (1825): 305.
We recollect an interesting little sketch, in last year’s
Literary Souvenir, founded upon a well-known tradition;
and upon that sketch an ingenious writer has recently constructed
a romance, in three volumes, entitled, ‘The Eve of All-Hallows,
or Adelaide of Tyrconnel.’ The leading incidents of this
romance are described as occurring in the reign of James II. of
England; the writer’s feelings and principles are evidently
warm in favour of the unhappy family of Stuart, and the charm of
a strong historical, and even political interest, is thus thrown
around the work, which is entitled to rank amongst the most respectable
of its class.
Notes: Review is in Supplement to 1825. Listed under heading ‘Novelists’.
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