18 DECEMBER 1909, Page 17


LTo THE EDITOR OF THE ••SrE'crwros.-] SIR,—May I add a few lines of heartfelt thanks to the Spectator for the stand it has taken with reference to poisonous literature? I think there can be no doubt that without in any way being narrow, the limit I as been reached with regard to the discussion of such subjects which recent novels have brought before the general public. I know, from personal experience in connexion with different societies, the evil which follows the reading of such books. For some time to come we shall have to be on our guard against the issue of more poisonous literature.-.-I am, Sir, &e.,


(President of the Young Men's Christian Association).

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