LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
MALTA AND CYPRUS.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
Sin,—England has a traditional connection with St. Paul. To him is dedicated the Cathedral Church of her capital, and also the Roman Basilica (St. Paul without the walls), which was formerly under the protection of her monarchs. And now she has possession of the two islands, Cyprus and Malta, which ate associated with his history, and has made herself responsible for his birthplace, Tarsus. It is singular that our ancient connection with the Apostle of the Gentiles should have been completed by our Hebrew Premier.
At any rate, whatever the result may be to England, we may perhaps sum up the transaction in the words of the Apostle of the tribe of Ben jamin,—" What advantage hath the Jew ? Much,