ST. PATRICK. .
[To THE. EDITOR OP TIIR "SP ROTATOR."]:
your issue of December 9th, 1905, in an article on Professor Bury's Life of St. Patrick, the following sentence appears :—" Is it not possible that a critical historian may one day inform an exasperated and delighted Irish public, angry or pleased according as it is Roman Catholic or Protestant; that St. Patrick never had an existence in the flesh ? " This is one of the many instances one sees of the misunderstanding of Irish ideas and sentiments prevalent in England. St. Patrick's name is respected by Roman Catholics and Pro- testants alike. You will find "St. Patrick's Breastplate" in the Church Hymnal authorised by the General Synod of the Church of Ireland. It was adapted for singing by the late Mrs. Alexander, wife of the Protestant Primate of All Ireland, and is generally sung in Protestant churches on St. Patrick's Day, or the Sunday nearest to it.—I am, Sir, (to.,