4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 27


(To THE Eritrea or " fiezczeroa."] Smi—With all respect to the " friend of the late Canon Ainger," and the Accuracy. of litre. Tricker, 1.1).232-grieved to.selate that the following version of the " Siberia " Limerick, printed on p. 473 of your number for October 21st, has, for almost untold years, been current in the city of Boston (U.S.A.) :-

"There was a young monk of Siberia

Who of fasting grew wearier and wearier, Till one day with a yell He burst out of his cell And eloped with the Mother Superior."

7 Grafton Street, W.