10 NOVEMBER 1950, Page 22

Westminster Orators

SIR,—I have always understood that Disraeli's memorable phrase, quoted by the writer of the above-named article in the Spectator of November 3rd, was: " a sophistical" (not sophisticated) " rhetorician," etc. It is with diffidence that I venture to question the accuracy of this distinguished writer's quotation.—Yours faithfully, G. H. HAMMOND.

62 Park View Road, Lytham, Lancs.

[Our correspondent is right. It should be "sophistical."—ED.]