8 AUGUST 1885, Page 14



rTo THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:'] Sia,—We are agreed in our practical result as regards University College Hospital, but as you have done me the honour to notice my letter to the Inquirer, permit me to say that the idea which I desire to shield from even the modicum of " scorn " you plead for, is not "the ignoring of the religions creeds of man," but their co-operation,—and that, too, in the higher sphere,—their co-operation especially with each other, but not excluding the endeavour to co.operate, in the region of human compassion and love, with systems outside of themselves. You seem to me to confuse trne religions Liberalism with the mere exclusion of religion, agreed to in order to enable people with no true religions Liberalism to work together. That is too often all we can get,

but I deny that it is the only oonceivable alternative to sectarianism.

Meanwhile, let us hope that the rash attempt to upset the present arrangements of the Hospital will be dropped. I believe that those who make it fail to realise what they ask, and that it would never have been heard of but for Sister Cecilia's mis- conception of the object of the letter she answered, and Mr. Clayden's misconception of what she meant by "probationers." —I am, Sir, &c.,