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NOTES AND QUERIES. [io s. xn. OCT. 9, MOB.


" PLUS JE CONNAIS LES HOMMES," &C.

(10 S. x. 188, 273). I have lately seen the sentiment set down to the credit of Madame de Stael, and whether the word which expressed her feeling for dogs were admire or aime in the original, it appeared as " like " in English.

I am ashamed to say I do not know who Toussenel was, but M. Paul Tranche quotes him in ' La Legendedoree des Betes ' (p. 191) as follows :

"'Quand Dieu crea 1'homme,' dit Toussenel, 'le voyant si faible, il lui donna le chien.' Et il ajoute dans une boutade celebre : ' Plus on apprend a connaitre 1'homme, plus on apprend a estimer le chien.' "

Which appears to me to be a lumpy form of the saying. ST. SWITHIN.

GIRAFFE : CAMELOPARD (10 S. xii. 206). The passage of Agatharcides referred to is one of the fragments of Book V. of his He/H TTJS epvOpas 0aAao-cn?s, preserved in Photius's 'Bibliotheca' (p. 445, col. b, in Bekker's edition, Berlin, 1824 ; see also C. Miiller's ' Geographi Grseci Minores,' vol. i., Paris, 1855, p. 159, 72). Agathar- cides writes that among the Troglodytss is the animal called among the Greeks " camelopardalis," compound in name and nature, having the spottiness of a pard and the size of a camel, an extraordinary stoutness (Bekker, however, suggests ra^os instead of ""X S ) and a neck such as to enable it to browse on the tops of trees. The " principal MS.," containing the mar- ginal note, is Cod. A of the ' Bibliotheca,' formerly Cardinal Bessarion's, now in St. Mark's Library, Venice. No statement is made about the nationality of the barbarian. One might conjecture that the keeper was a native of the same country as the giraffe. EDWARD BENSLY.

Aberystwyth.

HAMPDEN FAMILY (10 S. xii. 230). The ancient family of Hampden of Hampden Bucks, became extinct, in the male line, by the death of John Hampden in 1754. This gentleman, who in his epitaph is styled the twenty-fourth Lord of the manor in lineal descent, bequeathed the manor to his cousin the Hon. Robert Trevor, who took the name of Hampden, and the property became the occasional residence of Viscount Hampden. From this it may be surmised that Dr. Hampden, Bishop of Hereford, assumed the ar ms and crests of the Trevor-Hampdens, which are Quarterly, 1 and 4, Argent, a gules between four eagles displayed


azure, for Hampden ; 2 and 3, Per bend sinister ermine and erminois, a lion rampant or, for Trevor. Crests, a talbot statant ermine plain, collared and chained gules, "or Hampden ; on a chapeau gules, turned up ermine, a wivern rising sable, for Trevor.

J. HOLDEN MACMICHAEL.

BAUGHA.N : BOFFIN (10 S. xi. 509; xii. 112). I have notes, given me by a friend some twenty years ago, of all the inscrip- ions in the church and churchyard of Great Rollright, Oxfordshire. The Baughan refer- ences following may serve to illustrate MR. HERBERT REND ALL'S contribution at p. 112 : Churchyard. 1. Jane, wife of John Baughan, died 31 May, 1777, aged 43. John Baughan, died 12 March, 1779, aged 53. Wm. Baughan, son of John and Jane Baughan, died 30 July, 1809, aged 45.

2. Thomas Baughan, died 28 March, 1837, aged 65.

3. Henry Baughan, died 26 May, 1880, aged 83.

4. Elizabeth, second wife of Thomas Baughan and widow of late Wm. Carpenter, died 26 April, 1860, aged 68.

5. William Baughan, died 6 July, 1843, aged 76.

6. Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Baughan, died 27 May, 1804, aged 38. Also Elizabeth, second wife of the above William Baughan, died 17 Aug., 1837, aged 71.

7. Mary, wife of Thomas Baughan, died 17 April, 1839, aged 39.

8. Elizabeth, daughter of Thos. and Mary Baughan, died 16 April, 1830,' aged 26.

Adjoining the last stone is another lying flat:

Elizabeth, wife of George Ba died 1617 (?).

This stone appears to have had a brass attached to it at one time. I have added it to the other notes as a possible reference to Baughan. The parish register would perhaps settle the question.

F. S. SNELL.

ELIZABETH, QUEEN OF BOHEMIA (10 S. xii. 189). Some years ago we found in a secret drawer of a pearl-embroidered workbox three locks of hair fastened to small enamel heart-shaped mounts, with silver eyelets. Two were inscribed "R.C. obt. 16th April, 1664," "R.C. 1664"; the third had no inscription at all. In this box I now keep an engraving of a portrait of Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, which plainly shows the curl of hair in her left ear, attached to a pearl earring. The painting, by Gerard Honthorst, was engraved by G. Vertue.

When I showed these hair earrings to a gentleman of some considerable learning, he informed me that an uncle of Anne, wife of King James I., was afflicted by a malady, still prevalent in Poland and some parts of Russia, which consists of a growth of hair and flesh pendent from the ear, on which