["Bell's Weekly Messenger" April 20, 1850. Attributed in W. M. Rossetti's 1901 "Preface" to Mr. Bellamy. The review is printed here as it appears in the "Preface."]

The present numbers are the commencement of a very useful publication, conducted principally by artists, the design of which is to "express thoughts towards Nature." We see much to commend in its pages, which are also nicely illustrated in the medieval style of art and in outline. The paper upon Shakespeare's tragedy of "Macbeth," in the third number, abounds with striking passages, and will be found to be well worthy of consideration.