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subjects; and who was spared, by early death, from the misery of participating the checkered fortune of his family. Historians, in recording his death, have agreed, that it was matter of infinitely more regret to his acquaintance than his parent; that to the former he was an object, of love and esteem, whilst he was regarded by the latter with eyes of jealousy and envy; and some have even gone so far as to affirm that the king forbad mourning to be worn for him, but this appears to be founded in error. Ob. 1612, JEt. 18.

Quintin Matsis, his Wife, and Child, by himself; Omnia vincit amor. This artist was a native of Antwerp, where he carried on the trade of a black-smith; but becoming enamoured of the daughter of a painter, who was willing to unite his child only to one of his own profession, our son of Vulcan quitted his forge for the easel, and soon made himself sufficiently master of the art not only to entitle him to his wife, but to the character of a celebrated painter. His most esteemed picture is known by the title of "The Misers," and is in the Royal collection at Windsor.

Louise Duchess of Portsmouth, on whose son the title of Duke of Richmond was conferred by his father Charles II. together with a grant of one shilling per chaldron on all coals shipped in the