To-day I have a letter from the Whittington Club, begging my name to a subscription for a monument to Thomas Hood. His poems are his best monument; so it is rather to the credit of England that for his sake that one subscribes. Poor as I am, I could not refuse myself the luxury of giving ten shillings, and I am sure that, if everybody has the courage to give small sums, they will raise the £150 they want. They have nearly the sum already. The movement will be made public in a few days. They wanted influential names first.