[To TIIR EDITOR OF TIM "SracrAron."J
SIR,—Many of your readers must have read with deep interest the article on "The Literary Transformation of Scotland" which appeared in the Spectator of October 19th. More than thirty years ago Dr. John Brown, after listening to an avowedly humorous account of one of Professor Masson's elaborate "opening lectures," said, with that smile which all who ever saw him can recall :—" Yes, I know all about it. Masson should write in large letters above the door of his classroom : Listen to my lectures, but beware of my style.'" Barrie did listen, and has told of his gratitude in his own style. Possibly Stevenson listened too, and owed Masson more than he has ever acknowledged.—I am, Sir, &c.,
AN OLD STUDENT.