[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
Sia,—I have read with interest the "Links with the l'a-t " in your issue of February 25th. The link with Charles II.'s reign reminds me that my great uncle, Captain Francis Maude, used te amuse his friends by telling them his grandfather was born in the reign of Charles II. Sir Robert Maude, his grandfather, was born 1676; his son, first Viscount Hawarden, 1729; and my great uncle, Captain Francis Maude, in 1798. He died in 1886, more than two centuries after his grandfather was born..