1 MARCH 1873, Page 16

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] SIR.—In the articles and

correspondence on the subject of Euthanasia, I think one consideration has been omitted. Would. not many an illness that in former times was considered incurable still remain incurable, had the sufferer been removed when doctors pronounced the case hopeless ? Was it not watching the symptoms to the last and the profound pity inspired by the suffering that set many a man on discovering remedies up to that time unknown ?

Is it not the only explanation of our life, that God—why, we know not—has appointed us to learn by suffering ? Take not from us the blessed comfort of feeling that others may be taught and saved by our pain, and that in enduring to the end, we are fighting the battle of Him who bore for us the extremity of bodily