3 NOVEMBER 1917, Page 27


[To THE EDITOS or ma Eine:ma:]

Sta.—Amongst Landor's contributions to the literature of the Irish question, the following lines ought surely not to be for- gotten:— "Ireland never was contented P Say you so ? You are demented.

Ireland was contented when

All could use the sword and pen,

And when Tara rose iso high That her turret; split the sky.

And about her courts were seen Liveried angels robed in green.

Wearing by St. Patrick's bounty Emeralds big as half a county."

—I am, Sir, &c..