own expense, in the eighteenth century, was no less effective at clothing our hillsides than the Forestry Commission of our day with its far greater resources educationists like Sir John Philipps, John Vaughan of Derllys, and Madam Bevan. Not all were saints by any means, for there were among them mighty sinners, robust topers, light-hearted gamesters. But when we take them all in all, the balance is in their favour. They have left their impress deep on the face of Welsh history. They were the uncommon people. Carmarthen. FRANCIS JONES.