"CAPARISONS ARE ODOROUS."
[To THE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—Juatice to my beloved aunt's memory compels me to correct an apparent inaccuracy in "A. E. Mc0.'s " letter to you which was published in the Spectator of June 16th. It is true that the dear old lady, in "the use of her oracular tongue and nice derangement of epitaphs," never said, at least in my hearing, "Caparisons are odorous," bat she did say—oh, yes, she did—when I ventured to compare Beverley with Captain Absolute, "No caparisons, Miss, if you please. Caparisons do not become a young woman." Feeling that "A. E. 1.1c0." has "made an aspersion upon the parts of speech—possibly I misread his letter—I venture to make a
gentle protest.—I am, Sir, &c., LYDIA.