1 AUGUST 1952, Page 13


Set by R. Kennard Davis A prize of £5, which may be divided, is offered for a poem of not more than eighteen lines, entitled " Disillusionment," based on and including the following lines from Wordsworth's' poem : She was a phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight.

I saw her upon nearer view A spirit, yet a woman too l And now I see with eye serene The very pulse of the machine.

Entries must be addressed to the Spectator, 99 Gower Street, London, W.C.1, in envelopes marked " Competition," and must be received not later than August 13th. Results will be published in the Spectator of August 22nd.