10 FEBRUARY 1939, Page 24

[To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR] Sta,—I submit that no

definition, except the inimitable Psalm 15, is comparable to that of Mr. St. John Ervine's Quinn in Changing Winds: "A gentleman is a man who knows when to stop." The essence of good breeding in a nutshell.

—Yours truly, MAUD DIVER, Talon Vean, Parkstone, Dorset.