4 APRIL 1914, Page 15


[To ran Enrron or ran .13racrAros."] SIR,—Herodotne, some twenty-three hundred years ago, gave the grounds on which he judged the Greeks to be a nation. It was that they were a 71ros ananior Ts eel opkyhooutror, that they had Bear ilipiliterd vs record sal Ouo-tag, and possessed feta diouirpo-ra. On this definition, Ulster is certainly not part of an Irish nation. The inhabitants of Ulster are of different blood from the rest of Ireland, have a different religion, and are different in character. Of the ways mentioned in the defini- tion, they are like the inhabitants of the rest of Ireland only in that they speak the same language. The reference is

Herodotus, VIIL, 144.—I am, Sir, &c., OXONIENEIS,