29 OCTOBER 1910, Page 18


[To TILE EDITOR OE TEl " SrEcrATos."] SIR,—Mr. Lloyd George's anxiety to find employment for the "idle rich" reminds me of a story told by Lord Avebury in his address at the Darwin-Wallace celebration of the Linnean Society of London on July 1st, 1908. It runs thus :— "One of his friends once asked Mr. Darwin's gardener about his master's health, and how he had been lately. 'Oh!' he said, my poor master has been very sadly. I often wish he had something to do. Ile moons about in the garden, and I have seen him stand doing nothing before a flower for ten minutes at a time. If he only had something to do I really believe he would be better."