Letters, Jun. 7, 1937



Is it possible that you, who have followed the Abdication and the Coronation with such care, have missed the following quatrain? It was written, I have been told, by a young English poet, whose name I unfortunately do not know; and it was published, I believe, in a London newspaper. The Latin word for Canterbury is, as you are aware, cantuar; and the venerable Archbishop Lang must have had a twinge of conscience if his eyes fell upon these lines:

Milord Archbishop, what a scold you are!

And, when your man is down, how bold you are.

Of Christian charity how scant you are


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