[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In the article on " Ceremony and Survival " (Spectator, October 30th) Wayland Smith is said to be common ancestral property to Englishmen and Americans. The Germane and the Scandinavians, however, niay claim a share in him. In the. Wielandsaga, of the Edda, Wieland the Smith speaks of his home as by the cliffs of the Rhine.—I am, Sir, &c.,
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