13 MAY 1943, Page 13


Sta,—Mr. Harold Nicolson's lyrical account in " Marginal Comment" of the scenes, famous in story, in which the armies of the Allied nations hdve won their resounding victory refers to Addison's Cato. May I suggest that, in addition to the lines which he has quoted as redeeming a frigid tragedy from total oblivion, there are two others which our Prime Minister might have aptly quoted in one of the stirring addresses that have cheered the nation in times of stress: " 'Tis not in mortals to command success, But we'll do more, Sempronius, we'll deserve it."