[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—The triumph of beards over English ecclesiastical prejudice has been more complete than you suppose. There are two English Bishops who were appointed and consecrated when they were 'bearded men,—the Bishop of Liverpool and the Bishop-Suffragan -of Colchester.
A word upon another branch of the subject. Is not the preju- dice against gentlemen's coachmen wearing beards a particularly absurd and unreasonable one ? Are not they the men whose throats have the greatest need of such protection, because of their constant exposure to night air and to weather of all kinds ?