28 AUGUST 1926, Page 16

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Youf article on "

Literary Coincidences " encourages me to draw to your attention the great similarity between Yeats' " When you are old " and Ronsard's sonnet. " Pour Helene," which begins " Quand vous serez Bien vieille." This parallelism is so striking that perhaps it is more widely known than I think.—I am, Sir, &c., MARJORY BINxvY.