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Let me call the attention of "Reuben" to a letter written by N. Longworth, Cincinnati, 18th February, 1850, addressed to the Wine Committee of the Horticultural Society, and published in the Western Horticultural Review, "who being dead yet speaketh."

"I recollect some years since, when my vineyards suffered severely from the rot, some of my lazy tenants, who left half their vineyard in grass and weeds, which escaped the rot, while the clean vineyards of their neighbors adjoining, and their own portion cleaned, suffered badly from the rot, attributed their escape to their idleness in not cleaning their vineyards. I was and am unwilling to believe this. 'But facts are chiels that winna ding, and dinna be dis-puted.' I can scarcely believe this, for though I can not fully believe the doctrine that every act of an idle sinner is hateful in the eyes of his Creator, I am slow to believe he holds out inducements to idleness. His long forbearance and mercy to idle sinners compel me to believe he shows more mercy to them, and views their transgressions with more lenity, and makes more allowance for their bumps, natural propensities, education, and example than their more fortunate and perfect fellow-mortals. But I would still call the attention of vinedressers to the subject as worthy of note."

Perhaps Reuben thinks, with Charles Lamb in one of his ideal convolutions, it is no matter what Nicholas Longworth said, "because he is dead."

In the weedy vineyards that Reuben speaks of as having as much rot as those cleanly weeded, let me ask, Were the weeds free from rot? John P. Bennett.