Moonlight--has much of poetry in its composition, although coarsely executed. The moon gleams out from amid broken clouds, its pale light on the distant sea, and again on the near tumbling waves, is very effectively introduced. The waves tumble on a gloomy beach, on one side of which a musing figure wrapt in a mantle appears; the very graceful, yet firm and appropriate outline of the figure is particularly attractive. We would merely ask, why is the light which appears ashy pale on sky land and water, fo a fiery red on the figure* [P. 132.]
Exhibition of Pictures at Dalhousie College. February 11, 1830.