[Editor: This review of Love Redeemed (by William Baylebridge) is from the “Leaves from latest books” column, published in The Mail (Adelaide, SA), 16 March 1935.]
So well were William Baylebridge’s sonnets received when published in 1919 that he has been encouraged to republish them together with some new work and other sonnets which were embraced in anthologies. He has collated them — 123 in all — under the title of “Love Redeemed,” and in so doing has given to the poetry-loving public a volume to be cherished.
Although his style is distinctive, there is much about his work that recalls the great sonnets of Shakespeare, the poetic form of which has been neglected in recent years.
Baylebridge reveals a masterly and delightful technique in dealing with the difficult rhyme demands of sonnet writing, a requirement that has tripped up many a noted poet. This book stamps him as one of the foremost of Australian sonneteers.
“Love Redeemed,” by William Baylebridge (Tallabulla Press, Sydney). Our copy from the publishers.
The Mail (Adelaide, SA), 16 March 1935, p. 5 of the Magazine section (column 5)