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Another remarkable feature, remarkable at any rate to those who deplore the slightly contemptuous attitude of most Editors to poetry, is the amount of verse which appears in the magazine, and the surprising persons who wrote it, many of the most distinguished scholars choosing at times to say what they had to say in very creditable verse rather than the moTe usual prose. The Review was sold at a shilling a copy, the first issue of a thousand copies costing about /25. Even with this margin between cost of production and selling price the issue resulted in gTeat loss.

Balls was dead, and Ananda Metteya’s health failing rapidly. Francis Payne stepped into the breach, and even as the Society dissolved about him, arranged and delivered a t the Essex Hall a fine series of twelve lectures on Buddhism, which served the invaluable purpose of uniting the remaining London Buddhists around a common enterprise. The series was a great success, and drew audiences of two hundred at a time. It was followed by twelve more lectures in the following autumn, and though the Review had ceased to appear, and no meetings of the Society were held until the final meeting for its dissolution, these lectures kept alive a spark of interest which later Societies were able once more to fan into flame.

P. " He pointed out that he was a member of the Blavatsky Association in London and wished “ to see through it the spread of such teachings as were given by H. P. B. as she received them from 64) A BU DDHIST STUD ENTS ' MANUAL the Masters. " In a letter of September 12 th he gives lus views on the relationship between the Buddhists of England and Ceylon. " I t is too bad that although Ceylon Buddhists have been friends of England yet no attem pt has been made to enlighten the English people regarding the Dhamma.

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