18 MAY 1878, Page 16


[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Allow me to correct a slight inaccuracy in the very striking and interesting article entitled, "The Great Twin-Brethren," at page 599 of the Spectator of the 11th fl at. The writer speaks of Guizot as a Genevese ; I believe that he was born at Nimes, in the South of France (ride Murray's "Handbook for France," edit. 1870, p. 507) ; his father, an advocate, was guillotined there in the Reign of Terror. Guizot, therefore, was by birth a Frenchman, but (if I am not mistaken) he studied at Geneva.—I am, Sir,

M. A.