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10 s. xii. SEPT. 11, 1909.] NOTES AND QUERIES.


before he had much chance of being cheated by a Eurasian Christian jeweller in Colombo, as he did not leave England till 1823. If experience of Ceylon led him to add the lines on which Mr. Moncure Conway animad- verted, it is only fair to conclude that he did not speak without having more proof of his assertion that the mere passer-by was likely to possess. ST. SWITHIN.

" RAG-PROUD AND SATJCY." Of people who aspire to a higher position, or to be thought something better than their neigh- bours, whilst their means are but moderate, there is a saying which runs :

No wit, money, nor means :

Hag-proud and saucy.


JOHN OWEN'S EPIGRAM ON SIR FRANCIS DRAKE. The following lines are 146- in "Wits Recreations. Selected from the finest Fancies of Moderne Muses " (London, printed by R. H. for Humphry Blunden, 1640) :

On Fr. Drake. Sir Drake whom well the world's end knew,

Which thou did'st compasse round, And whom both Poles of heaven once saw

Which North and South do bound, The stars above would make thee known,

If men here silent were ; The sun himself cannot forget His fellow traveller.

They are reprinted on p. 25 of " The Early Naval Ballads of England, collected and edited by J. O. Halliwell " (London, Percy Society, 1841).

I am indebted to The Saturday West- minster Gazette of 10 July for referring to these books, but neither The Westminster Gazette nor either of the collections men- tioned notices that the lines are a transla- tion from an epigram of John Owen (see ii. 39 of his first volume, dedicated to Lady Mary Neville ; the translator, however, followed the form in which the epigram is given by Camden, ' Annales,' p. 327, ed. 1639-; see 10 S. xi. 21): Drake, pererrati novit quern terminus orbis,

Quemque semel mundi vidit utrumque latue, Si taceant homines, facient te sidera notum,

Sol nescit comitis non memor esse sui.

It is scarcely surprising that Halliwell- Phillipps failed to indicate the original of the English lines, seeing that on pp. 21-3 of his ' Naval Ballads ' he prints the ' Ode, sitting and drinking in a chair made out of the ^Reliques of Sir Francis Drake's Ship,' as " from a rare collection of ' Choyce Poems ' printed at London in the seventeenth

century," without any hint that Cowley was the author of the piece (see Grosart's ed. of Cowley, vol. i. p. 156).


WE must request correspondents desiring in- formation on family matters of only private interest to affix their names and addresses to their queries, in order that answers may be sent to them direct.

BURIAL-PLACES OF NOTABLE ENGLISH- WOMEN. I have come to England from my home in Philadelphia to obtain information regarding the burial-places of renowned personages of Great Britain, for a volume I have had in preparation for several years. The names of the cemeteries or churchyards where are interred the remains of the famous British women mentioned below I have been unable to ascertain.

Will your antiquarian readers oblige me with information as to the precise location of the graves of these once fascinating women ? I shall be deeply grateful for their help.

1. Lady Mary Worfcley Montagu (died in George Street, London).

2. Elizabeth Farren, Countess of Derby (died 21 April, 1829, aged 70).

3. Louisa Brunton, Countess of Craven (died 3 Sept., 1860, aged 78).

4. Elizabeth O'Neill, Lady Becher (died " on her estates in Ireland," 29 Oct., 1872, aged 80).

5. Harriot Mellon, Duchess of St. Albans, (died 6 Aug., 1837, aged 62).

6. Kitty Stephens, Countess of Craven (died 20 Feb., 1882, aged 88).

7. Anastasia Robinson, Countess of Peter- borough (died 26 April, 1755).

WILLIAM J. BOK. Morleys Hotel, Trafalgar Square, W.C.

VINER MEMORIAL BRASS. We should feel much obliged if any of your readers could locate the district or town from which a brass bearing the following inscription ori- ginated :

" Heer lies the body of Mr. Will Viner, alder- man, some time Maior of this Cittie, who dyed ye 16th of November, 1680, aged about 69 years.

Under the inscription is a shield with coat of arms, consisting of a bar sinister sur- mounted by three choughs.

PUTTICK & SIMPSON. 47, Leicester Square, W.C.