5 JUNE 1909, Page 20


rTo THE EDITOR Or TIM “BrxcrAvou.")

SIR,—About twenty years ago I wrote to Mr, Meredith asking for a little light upon "Time Shaving of Shagpat." He was good enough to send the following reply, which is so characteristic that some of your readers are sure to appreciate it. His words were:—

" Box NW, Dec. 41h, 1888.

The author's masquerade was assumed with occidental earnest- ness under an oriental gravity but I fancy that he did incline to play with ideas behind it."

1 Buckingham Terrace, Hillhead, Glasgow.