25 OCTOBER 1902, Page 16


[TO TITS EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] SIR,—Do I trespass too far on your kindness if I explain that some ancient Latin inscriptions transcribed by Ferdinand Gregorovius in his " Lateinische Sommer " were copied verbatim by his translator P Fifteen of them are identical, letter for letter, in the two versions. A quotation from Virgil which escaped correction is now set to rights in the errata. I thank you so sincerely for noticing the book at all (Spectator, September 13th), that if I regarded your criticisms less I should not have ventured to address these few lines to