1890s Reviews about The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal

Volume 1

From The Review of Reviews: Rev. of The Evergreen Vol. 1
~ Unattributed
A new quarterly has made its appearance this month. It is entitled the Evergreen. It is quaintly got up, and has its distinctive character stamped legibly upon every page. Its authors see against the background of the Decadence the vaguely growing lines of a picture of New Birth.
From Nature: "Bio-optimism"
~ H. G. Wells
IT is not often that a reviewer is called upon to write art criticism in the columns of NATURE. But the circumstances of the “Evergreen” are peculiar it is pub- lished with a certain scientific sanction as the expression of a coming scientific Renascence of Art, and it is impossible to avoid glancing at its aesthetic merits.
From The Bookman: Rev. of The Evergreen Vol. 1 and The Yellow Book Vol. 5.
~ Anonymous
It is impossible to keep from grouping these two “seasonals” together, and yet green is not nearly so unlike yellow as these northern and southern cousins are unlike each other. The ‘Yellow Book’ was never so yellow as its reputation how its particular reputation rose is difficult to see perhaps from rumours of unfulfilled intentions.

Volume 1 to 4

From The Literary World: Rev. of The Evergreen Vol. 1 to 4
~ Unattributed
A new movement has sprung up in Scotland. Its promoters, as is well for a renascence, are young men and women, mostly artists and students, who are wide awake to the deep, uncontrollable tides of life, and have not yet met and been conquered by the ignorance and brutality of the world.

Volume 2

From The Bookman: "Old Edinburgh and The Evergreen"
~ V. Branford
EDINBURGH, according to Mr. Ruskin, shares with Rome the honour of being the dirtiest city in Europe. Relying on the accuracy of Mr. Ruskin’s observation, one may say that the slums of the Edinburgh Lawnmarket (now rapidly disappearing) have achieved the highest distinction in their own line of business.