through the ancient gateway, and there, separ- ated from him by thirty-nine steps, steep symbols of the Articles of Religion, lies a vision of over- whelming beauty-the vast Romanesque Cathe- dral, set between fragments of two Gothic jewels, St. Mary's College on the one hand and the Bishop's Palace on the other. Be his mysticism fired by history, romance or art, the pilgrim who climbs down and enters the Cathedral will sate his need. For Truth and Tra- dition intertwine round the pillars and about the stones; and everywhere is the sense of beauty, till in the great nave it seems as though it must descend on him like dew, concentrated in those carved drops hanging from the oak roof. Here are second century stones suggesting a journey of St. Paul There discloses itself slowly a fresco bearing the features of Henry IV, while away in the South Transept, saint, historian and poet may outdream each other before the heraldic bearings of all the Bishops who have held the See since days before ever St. Augustine found his way to Kent. As beset with mystic memories as that sea- shore where an earlier St. Augustine saw visions, is all this country of Dewi. Built of the grape- coloured stone of its own bays, the Cathedral has given these in return its saints to haunt them- St. Nun's Bay, Porth Stinian, Porth Melgan all nestle in the greater bay of St. Bride. And as the WALES AND THE WORLD by the Rev. Gwilym Davies, M.A. READERS of the Social Diary in the De- cember number of the "Welsh Outlook" were interested to know of the Robert Owen Memorial contemplated by the Welsh League of Nations Union. The International Labour Office has readily consented to the accept- ance of an offer from Wales of a bust in bronze of Robert Owen of Newtown. "It is only fitting," wrote M. Albert Thomas, the Director of the I.L.O., "that Wales should be represented in the Office by one of her most illustrious sons and one who did so much to promote the ideals for which we are striving. It would indeed be a source of keen satisfaction to us to receive such a gift as a tangible proof of the sympathy with which our efforts are regarded in the Principality and to see Wales take her place along with other countries whose generosity has gone so far to relieve the austerity of our new building." Robert Owen's eldest son, Robert Dale Owen, was a member-of the United States Congress, and I was told in America that he was largely responsible for the establishment of Washington's Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, It is in the Smithsonian saints have their bays, so have the bays their chapels for the saints-St. Nun's Chapel, St. Justinian's Chapel, St. Patrick's Chapel-these are but a few. At high tide the sea takes possession of the bays and drives the pilgrim on to the cliffs above to pick his way along a track, its outline blurred with purple and gold of heather and gorse, to the great promontory of St. David's Head, where the seals disport themselves below the hut circles and the great Cromlech with its sacrificial stone sloping to the sun like its fellow at Stonehenge. For at St. David's alone is found the rock forma- of which the giant group on Salisbury Plain is composed. So the scientist tells us, bringing his share of miracle to St. David's store of legends. And surely it was child's play for Birnam Wood to come to Dunsinane, compared with the journey of the rocks from St. David's to Stonehenge. Miracle There indeed is the touchstone for everything in Dewisland, the secret which reveals itself to the pilgrim who finds there the light that never was on sea or land.' There are rare moments when St. Bride's Bay under the western sky is as water turned to wine-when clouds and sea are dyed the rich colour of that purple stone of her shore which went to build the Cathedral. Then indeed does St. David's become, in appear- ance as well as reality, a city which is at unity with itself. Institute that the original copy may be seen of the Memorial from the Women of Wales to the Women of America, and it is there that the oak chest is treasured with its 500,000 Welsh signa- tures. So are linked in association the Welsh women's enterprise and the latest undertaking of the Welsh Union for the worthier representation of Wales at Geneva. There is some hope of Professor Madariaga, the new Professor of Spanish at Oxford, as one of the speakers at the Whitsuntide Conference at Swansea of the League of Nations Union. It can be confidently said that no departure from Geneva has been more regretted than that of Sefior Salvador de Madariaga. Chief of the Disarma- ment Section, he was Secretary of the Committee that fashioned Viscount Cecil's idea of a Treaty of Mutual Assistance, as he was later the Secre- tary of the Committee that drafted certain clauses of the Protocol. The tribute of Dr. Benes, the Chairman of the League's Disarmament Commis- sion, to Senor de Madariaga was as fine as it was deserved. Born in 1886, slight in build and won-
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