SUGGESTIVE NAMES IN FICTION.
[To THE EDITOR OF THS " SPECTATOR."]
.SIR,—None of your correspondents refers to Anthony Trollope's talent for nomenclature. He seems to be better known and loved in Amereia than in his own country. A reference to Mrs. Proudie in the course of a recent conversa- tion with a well-read Englishman elicited no answering glimmer of recognition, and once in high clerical circles in England the Archdeacon was found to be an entire stranger. Mrs. Proudie could surely never have been created under any other name. Nor could Mr. Slope fail to depart from the up- right ways befitting his calling, under the burden of such a christening. Dr. Fillgrave, who lurks on the outskirts of Dr. Thorne's practice, is a happy invention, but the Duke of Omnium and Gatherum Castle, that " noble pile" whither his satellites resort to do him homage, are crowning achievements.—
Chesnut Hill, Philadelphia.