17 FEBRUARY 1906, Page 16

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—In your interesting

review of " Emerson " in last week's Spectator you observe, among other things, that though be had "a great knowledge of books," he had "but little'exact learning." A flagrant instance of the latter defect occurs in his essay on "Religion," where, writing of England, he refers to the prayer in the Liturgy, "Grant her [the Queen] in health and wealth long to live," as a proof of our vulgar love of riches, apparently being quite ignorant of the meaning of the word "wealth" there,—viz., well-being.—I am, Sir, &c.,