31 OCTOBER 1908, Page 15

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.'1 Sin,—Your correspondent "H.

F. K." (Spectator, October 24th) charges me with unwisdom in adducing George Eliot as as example of the value of women's work to the world because she has put into the mouth of her arch-misogynist a witticism to the effect that men do everything better than women. Even if this comparative estimate be true, it does not prove that women's work apart from motherhood is valueless, which is the statement of Dr. Maaphairs that I challenged. But may leave Bartle Massey to be answered by Mrs. Poyser :--- "I'm not denyin' the women are foolish : God Almighty made 'em to match the men."—I am, Sir, &a.,