20 APRIL 1889, Page 15


[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—As you appear to take some interest in Irish "bulls," perhaps the following may be worth having. An Irish lady asked me if a certain gentleman was Irish. I replied,—" Of course he is ; why, he is the man who declared half the lies people told about him were not true." Whereupon the lady at once said,—" Oh, the stupid fellow ! why he must mean the

other half are true."—I am, Sir, &c., A. B.