6 MARCH 1915, Page 14


rTo ros EDITOR OP TEE "SPECTAT08,1 Sass—On reading your amusing article "On Commas," it has occurred to me that the writer may have been in his youth the school inspector who, on one -of his official rounds, told the clergyman responsible for the country parish school under inspection not to let the children's heads be 'bothered with commas. "Well," was the reverend gentleman's reply, "I am not sure that squire holds with you that commas are so good-for-nothing. Here, for instance, is a sentence which, read with or without a couple of them, does not mean quite the same: 'The inspector says the -parson is a fool V 'The inspeotor, says the parson, is a fool ! '"—I an:, Sir, Ste.,