Suggestions for the further Study of Montgomeryshire. Every region has, in addition to its objective features, its special genius loci, which can be felt almost as one feels the personality of a human being. We realise this when we compare the impression, received during a day spent in the chalk country of the South of England, with that, which we experience on the hill sides of some island in the Hebrides. The green swell of the chalk hills, as they rise steeply and smoothly from the valleys,. gives the impression of a quiet, enduring strength, while the downs, stretching away into the distance, fold after fold, enlivened by the songs of the larks, and canopied by a characteristically wide expanse of sky, convey a suggest- ion of cleanliness and spaciousness. High up among the shoulders of the Cuchullain Hills in Skye, one's sensations are very different. As one stands among the crags, and allows one's gaze to wander over the peat and heather below, and out across the Minch to the Outer Isles, some of which are almost hidden in storm clouds, while others are lit by beams of white sunshine, one realises, that here is the natural setting for the misty imaginings, and the all-pervading other worldliness of the Gaelic mythology and folk tales. It needs, perhaps, no wild flight of mysticism to correlate the spirit of a landscape with the general tone of the mental life of the people. In Powys we have another natural region with definite qualities of its own, however elusive and little studied they may be. Anyone standing on one of our border hills must feel, that our area is as clearly marked off from the rich Midland Plain below, as it is from the bold cragginess of Snowdonia, or from the sea-wind swept ridges of Cardiganshire. Apart from its western moorlands, Powys is essentially a land of pleasant vales, gracious streams and wooded slopes. It is a homely,