28 MAY 1921, Page 13


(To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."1 SIR,—" A Southern Irishman's" statement in last week's Spectator, that "not one Irishman in 100 can even read Irish letters—not One in 1,000 talk three sentences in Irish," reminds me of the Irishwoman who was asked what practical use it was for her boy to learn Irish. Her reply was : " Indeed, then, sorra a one of me knows except it might be some use to him when he goes abroad."—I am, Sir, &c., P. It. C.