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SIR,— St. Matthew bids us, " Let your light so

shine "; Such the commandment of the Voice Divine.

But Holy Writ, it seems, forgot to fix The proper complement of candlesticks.

Is it that the significance was missed By the' rude, uninformed Evangelist, Or did he leave it out because, perchance, The number is without significance ?

[This correspondence is now closed.—Ed. Spectator.]