Mr. Pound is talented, but he is very young. The academician bristles all over his work. French phrases and scraps of Latin and Greek punctuate his poetry and prose, and the carelessness that attends the swift birth of an idea marks his every line. He affects obscurity and loves the abstruse; he has apparently been influenced by Whitman. This small volume of poems, entitled With Tapers Quenched, contains some strange specimens of verse, though a certain underlying force gives promise of simplicity to come-when Mr. Pound has learned that simplicity and greatness are synonymous.