19 NOVEMBER 1954, Page 27

Nature and Nature's laws lay hid in night; God said,

Let Newton be! and all was light, and .1. C. Squire's rejoinder: It could not last. The Devil, shouting Hot Let Einstein be! restored the status quo, competitors are asked (for the usual prize) to provide up to two well-known lines of verse (of which the source must be named), together with an original riposte of similar length. Entries, addressed 'Spectator Competition No. 249,' 99 Gower Street, London, W.C.1, must be received not later than November 30. Results in the Spectator of December 10.