THE REV. W. WHISTLER.
[TO THE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR."]
Sin,—In your issue of January 28th, I notice a racy story about the Rev. W. Whistler, once Rector of Hastings. May I match it by another which is current here, as a proof of the un- changeable rigour of the man P It is said he was determined that his coffin should be made out of an oak of his own planting. He duly planted the oak, but he also outlived it.—I am, Sir, Ste., HENRY H. HowoaTn. East Sussex Club, St. Leonard's.on-Sea, January 31st.