7 JULY 1950, Page 22

A Little Flower-Book

six,—Miss Sackville-West can probably date her manuscript book a little more closely, for it was Dr. Thomas Burnet who described the post- Diluvial world as a " rude lump " and a " confused heap," terms much bandied about in the subsequent controversy over his Sacred Theory of Earth. The first edition in English was published in 1684.—Yours, &c.,