22 JULY 1905, Page 13

last week's Spectator you attribute to Lord Westbury the description

of biography as " a new terror to death." I believe I am correct in saying that the phrase was used at a dinner in the Inner Temple by Sir Charles Wetherell, who told Lord Lyndhurst that " he must not suppose, because he had ceased to be Lord Chancellor for the third time, that he could contemplate the end of his life with equanimity and in peace ; for that beside him sat his noble and biographical friend, Lord Campbell, who had added a new terror to death."

—I am, Sir, &c., H. E. 0.