5 AUGUST 1905, Page 15

" Science was Faith once : Faith were Science now,

Would she but lay her bow and arrows by And arm her with the weapons of the time.

Nothing that keeps thought out is safe from thought. For there's no virgin-fort but self-respect. And truth defensive hath lost hold on God.

Shall we treat Him as if Be were a child That knew not His own purpose ? nor dare trust The Rock of Ages to their chemic tests -Lest some day the all-sustaining base divine Should fail from under us, dissolved in gas ?"

—I am, Sir, &c., A. BARTON.