28 APRIL 1917, Page 16


[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] was lately in the Ante-Chapel at Balliol, and, in reading the names of members of the College who have fallen in the war, the lordly lino of Kallimachus came to my lips :—

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Koviavrae Orliasetv Ai/ Xi-ye Tobs evyaBot%s.

For any of your readers who have forgotten their Greek I translate : "in sacred sleep they rest; say not of brave men that they die." The thought at the present time is universal. Has it ever been more beautifully expressed ?—I am, Sir, &c.,