decided on risking all in an. atteanpt to reach the outside the walls of the city. 0n a dark night the army was embarked, and the long pull up the river commenced, (luring which Wolfe, who had been ill himself, recited to a few of the officers with him a stanza of C-ray’s “Elegy,” which had just been published:

The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power

And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, Await like the inevitable hour,

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

‘Gentlemen,’ he concluded, ‘I would rather be the author of those lines than the conqueror of Quebec.’

“And then the landing at what has since been called “\7v"olfe’s Cove”—the struggle up the precipitous sides of the cliff, the challenge of the French sentry, and the answer in French by a Scots officer. A short, sharp struggle in over- powering the guard, and, when the sun arose, the French could see from the walls of the city the British army drawn up, and in such a position as to cut off supplies which they so desper- etely needed. The gallant and chivalrous Montcalm decided to risk all on the fate of a battle, and, with drums beating and colours flying, he marched out to engage his enemy.

“On that day was decided the fate of a Continent, and two gallant gentlemen gave up their lives in their country’s service. "I‘hese tragic scenes have passed, and are dim and shadowy in men’s minds. They have been replaced by the warm friend- ship that now exists. May we not hope that the friendship of ‘to-day between France and England may continue to grow until it in some measure resembles the close brotherhood which exists in Canada between the descendants of those who fought on the Plains of Abraham.”

The Secretary of the Wolfe Society, Canon Boyd of Wes- terham, read letters of apology from those who had been in- vited, but had been prevented from attending, among them being the French Ambassador and the Marquis de Montcalm. He acknowledged the greetings which had been sent from Canada and closed his remarks by reading the following tele-

gram from the Right Hon. MacKenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada :--

“In. world history the name of James Wolfe holds an ex- alted place. His courage, steadfastness of purpose, high char- acter and heroic end will appeal to the generous-minded through the ages. In Canada his name is associated with some-