12 MARCH 1904, Page 17

[To THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In confirmation of Mr.

Fowkes's letter in the Spectator of February 20th on the Tractarian influence of Miss Yonge's writings, it may interest you to know that thirty-five years ago in a large school for young ladies in the Eastern Counties, where Evangelical principles were strictly incul- cated, the pupils were not allowed to read "The Heir of Redclyffe," nor any other books by Miss Yonge, as the tone was considered "too High Church." "Hymns Ancient and Modern" was also forbidden.—I am, Sir, &c.,