[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—Anatole France somewhere imagines an observer from another planet examining our world through a giant telescope and detecting patches of " that species of corruption which we call organic life." How is that for a "desperate saying "? And what of this, of which I do not know the author, "Life is the bitter price we pay for death "?—I am, Sir, &c.,
Mount Irwin, Tynan, Co. Armagh. H. C. IRWIN.