Ti n t SHEPHERD'S TALE.
Rererri lig to Sir W. Beach Thomas' remarks about the Shep- herd's Tale" in your issue of 26th, ult. may I draw the attention of your contributor to a reference by HazJitt in his essay, "On the Conversation of Authors" ? "A poor shepherd lad who hardly knows how to spell his name may 'tell his tale, under the hawthorn in the dale,' and prove a more thriving wooer."—W. . S. GREENSHIELDS, Schoolhouse, Dnimoak, Aberdeenshire.