THE PRINCE OF WALES'S SPEECH AT THE BIBLE SOCIETY.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Permit an ear-witness of the Prince of Wales i speech to confirm your remark that the criticisms to which you @lude are founded on an entire mistake.
1. He never used the word " ancestor " at all, except for the Elector of Saxony, who was guardedly called his "collateral ancestor."
2. The English Sovereign of whom he spoke was designated not as "my ancestor," but "as the Royal predecessor of my mother the Queen."
3.- The " predecessor " so spoken of was not Queen Elizabeth, but (as was evident from the allusion to Tyndall which preceded, and the allusion to "his own nation" which followed) Henry