7 JUNE 1913, Page 14


[To THE EDITOR OF THY " Sincerwroa."] SIR,—This talk about bearing one another's burdens comes very poorly from Mr. Lloyd George after his Marconi deal, the essence of which is that he takes money from a man without giving him a true equivalent, and so makes him bear Mr. George's burden. And, further, the underlying notion that you can make people charitably righteous by Act of Parliament is as fallacious as that of the old Puritan legislation, which proposed to make people morally righteous by Act of Parliament. This Government resembles the Rump in many ways. Mr. Lowell summed up the Puritan failure in two lines :--

"You took to follerin' where the prophets beckoned, An', fast you knowed on, back come Charles the Second."