MARK PATTISON'S ESTIMATE OF CONINGTON.
rTo THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." J
you kindly allow me to correct one of three or four misprints in my letter, which seriously affects, or rather eliminates, the sense of the passage where it occurs ? I said that "for several years Conington was the best-abused man in Oxford," not "the best all-round man." And it is this fact which gives an added significance to his scrupulous reserve in speaking of others, and what a very eminent Oxford divine, of opinions widely differing from his, calls, in a letter I have just received, his extreme forbearance and consideration towards
opponents.—I am, Sir, &c., H. N. OXENRAM.