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in Congreve's ' Way of the World,' " 'Tis better to be left than never to have been lov'd," and Tennyson's now familiar lines ; but MB. BAYNE also called attention to a similar correspondence of thought in one of the stanzas of Burns's address to Jessie Lewars. Compare, however, the following passage from the ' Eunuchus ' of Terence, vv. 638-41, where the language, if more homely, is certainly less melancholy than in the verse of the late Poet Laureate : Nil est, quid ? nil ? si non tangendi copia'st, Eho ne videndi quidem erit ? si illud non licet, Saltern hoc licebit, eerie extrema linea Aware hand nil est.
It does not follow, of course, that Tenny- son here was in the least indebted to the Roman dramatist. N. W. HILL.
LONDON PUBLIC MONUMENTS : THEIR COST. There have been many articles and notes on these monuments in ' N. & Q.' ; but their cost has not, I think, been dealt with. In 1841 there was apparently an official
- Return ' of the number of monuments
erected in Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's, at the public expense, from 1750 to 1840. I have not seen the Return, which was presumably printed, but the following, extract from The Art Union of December, 1841, gives the names of the persons in whose honour these monuments were erected, and the sums paid for each, with the aggregate total :
" Westminster A bbey. General Wolfe, 3,000?. 5 Lord Chatham, 6,000?. ; Lord Robert Manners, Capt- Bayne, and Capt. Blair, 4,000?. ; Capt. Montague, 3,675?. ; Capt. Harvey and Capt. Hutt, 3,150?. ; William Pitt, 6,300?. ; Spencer Perceval, 5,2501."
"St. Paul's. Lord Rodney, 6,300?. ; General LordHeathfield, 2,100?. ; Earl Howe, 6,300?. ; Major- General Dundas, 3,150?. ; Capt. Faulkner, R.N., 4,200?. ; Earl St. Vincent, 2,100/. ; Lord Duncan, 2,100?. ; Capt. Burgess, R.N., 5,250?. ; Capt. West- cott, R.N., 4,200?. ; Capts. Moss and Rivers, R.N., 4,200?.; Sir Ralph Abercrombie, 6,300?.; Lord Nelson, 6,300*. ; Lord Collingwood, 4,200?. ; Capt. Cooke, R.N., 1,575?.; Capt. Duff, R.N., 1,575?.; Capt. Hardinge, R.N., 1,575?.; Major-Generals Mackenzie and Langworth, 2,100?. : Lieut.-General Sir John Moore, 4,200?. ; Marquis Cornwallis, 6,300?.; Major-General Houghton, 1,575?. ; Lieut. -Col. Sir William Myers, 1,575?. ; Major-General Bowes, 1,575?. ; Major-General Le Marchant, 1,575?. ; Major- Generals Crauford and Mackinnon, 2,100?. ; Major- General Sir Isaac Brock, 1,575?. ; Col. Cadogan, 1,575?. ; Major-General Hay, 1,575?. ; Major-Generals Gore and Skerrett, 2,100?. ; Major-General Gillespie 1,575?. ; Major-General Ross, 1,575?. ; Lieut.-General Sir Thomas Picton, 3,150?. ; Major-General Sir William Ponsonby, 3,150?. ; Major-Generals Paken- ham and Gibbs, 2,100?. Aggregate amount, 132,175?."
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.
" TAILED " IN FULLER. The following is given in Webster's 'Dictionary,' 1864, as a quotation from Fuller :
"Nevertheless his bond of two thousand pounds, wherewith he was tailed, continued uncancelled, and was called on the next Parliament." No reference is given even to the work in which this occurs, and it has been copied from Webster into several later dictionaries with the same indefinite attribution. We shall be grateful to any one who knows Fuller, and will give us a reference to the place where the passage occurs, or to any one who can suggest to whom the statement refers, as a knowledge of this might give a clue to the place, and help to ascertain the meaning of " tailed " in the passage, on which light is wanted. J. A. H. MURRAY.
EPICURUS IN ART. Epicureans are re- lated to have had, in order to keep their master's memory in honour, images of him in their houses, and to have had his like- ness also engraved in cups and the rings they wore. Have such busts and other mementoes bearing Epicurus' s face been handed down to our times ?
COWPER AND THE REV. MR. VAN LlER.
Cowper in his letters (published 1824) writes to Mrs. King, under date 14 June, 1790, about his making a translation of certain letters in Latin from a Dutch minister of the Gospel at the Cape of Good Hope. In another letter to the Rev. John Newton of 11 Aug., 1790, these letters are referred to as from the Rev. Mr. Van Lier to the Rev. J. Newton, who asked Cowper to translate them. There are phrases in Cowper's letter which infer that the letters were in the form of a narrative, and that they were about to be published as translated. Cowper also considered it an honour to be asked to translate them.
Mr. Van Lier having been the brother of one of my wife's ancestors, she and others of our family would be glad to trace them. I have been to the British Museum Library, but cannot find any entry referring to these letters under the head of Cowper, Van Lier,