10 MAY 1935, Page 27


[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.] SIR,—I write to thank you for the column in French, or alterna- tively in German, each week in your paper. In a busy life there is little time to keep up one's knowledge of "foreign tongues," and I feel there are probably others beside myself who greatly appreciate this ready-to-hand opportunity of saving from complete oblivion the joy of reading in another language.—Yours, &c., M. W. RYDE. Furze Hill House, Kings-wood, Tadworth, Surrey.