26 DECEMBER 1931, Page 17


[To the Editor of the SrEcrAron.] Stn,—In Mr. Clennell Wilkinson's Nelson the old version of Nelson's last words " Kiss me, Hardy " is given. Here in Egypt our belief is that he said "Kismet." He would have heard the expression often in the Eastern Mediterranean ; and it seems a more natural remark. Has the question been brought up before, and, if so, with what result ?—I am, Sir,