13 MAY 1916, Page 11


[TO Tall EDITOR OP TER " SPECTATOR."] SIB,—I was perplexed beyond measure by the expression " drunken Posthumus " in your article " The Universal Advocate " (Spectator, April 29th). There is not one word in the play of Cymbeline which suggests that Posthumus Leonatus ever got drunk. Iachimo does tell Imogen that her husband had been unfaithful to her, and unchaste, but even the slanderer Iachimo never accuses him of drunkenness. I fear that your contributor has committed a 'opens calami—and a calamitous one.—I am, Sir, &c.,


[We aro sorry to have libelled Posthumus. It was a pure blunder, end we have no excuse to offer.—ED. Spectator.1