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There is a less-known saying ascribed to him which runs as follows : " My successes with the army are owing in a great measure to the manly sports of Great Britain, and one sport above all cricket." Some years ago these words were quoted, and were said to have been spoken by the Duke in the House of Lords. Can any one give me the exact reference, or are they also legendary ?

PHILIP NORMAN.

DISRAELI'S LIFE : EMANUEL. In one of his letters to " Sa " Dizzy writes : " Plate at Buckingham House marvellous ; rooms crammed with nicknacks, the spoils of our iriend Emanuel." Who was this collector of antiques, and where was his emporium ? M. L. R. BRESLAH.

GREEK PROVERB. According to a recent writer, " the Greek proverb condemns a man of two tongues." What is that proverb ?

L. L. K.

PRINTERS' WORK. Can any of your readers suggest a manual of the technique of printing likely to be useful to a literary man, editor of the journal of a scientific society ? I do not require a technical account of machinery and processes so much as clear directions for preparing MS. for the press, estimating space likely to be occupied, proof correction, and the like.

EMERITUS.

[Mr. Howard Collins's 'Authors' and Printers' Dictionary' (Oxford, Clarendon Press) would supply information on several points.]

PORTRAIT OF Miss SARAH ANDREW AS SOPHIA WESTERN. In 1725 Henry Field- ing, while staying at Lyme Regis, became greatly enamoured of Miss Sarah Andrew, heiress and sole survivor of a line of wealthy and landed merchant-adventurers of that place. She resided at times with her uncle and guardian, Mr. Andrew Tucker, at Tudor House, Lryme. Mr. Tucker energetically opposed Fielding's advances, and transferred Miss Andrew to the care of Mr. Rhodes of Modbury, in South Devon, whose son, Mr. Ambrose Rhodes, she married in 1726. A son was born to them in 1727, who later resided at Bellair, near Exeter, and was a gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King George III. A contributor to The Athenaeum in 1855 wrote :

"There is now, at Bellair, the portrait of Miss Andrew as Fielding's Sophia Western. Bellair belongs to the Rhodes family, and was the residence of the late George Ambrose Rhodes, Fellow of Caius College and formerly physician to the Devon


nnd Exeter Hospital. He himself diiected my attention to this picture. In the boardroom of the above hospital there is also the three-quarter- length portrait c f Ralph Allen, Esq., the Squire Allworthy of the same novel.

As a fact, Miss Andrew was not the original of Sophia Western, as we know that Fielding drew her from his first wife, Charlotte Cradock, but it is pardonable that she should wish to be in some way con- nected with the triumphs of her quondam lover.

I should indeed be grateful if any reader could tell me where Miss Andrew's portrait now hangs, or could suggest the probable channels through which it has passed. The personation of Sophia Western would presumably involve no peculiarity of cos- tume.

Hoppner's picture ' Sophia Western,' re- produced as a frontispiece to Canon Tetley's ' Old Times and New,' 1904, is of course quite a different portrait ; it is, in fact, a likeness of Miss Sarah Wyrne.

J. PAUL DE CASTRO. 1, Essex Court, Temple, E.C.

PRICE FAMILY. I am enxious to identify two memorials in the church of Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, said to be to members of the above family who were brothers of the Rev. Ralph Price, Rector of the parish in 1687 (died 1720), and of Charles Price, Esq., of Blount's Court, in the adjoining parish of Rotherfield Peppard, 1722 (died 1744).

On a recumbent stone in the chancel is the following inscription :

William Price, Gent:

rests here

Obit January 25th, 1723. Also Robert Price. February 7th, 1723.

L. P.

A PENNY NOTE. I have in my possession a curious " bank note." It reads as follows :

One Kings Bench and Fleet Bank in England

No. 1176. I promise to pay Mr. James Jones No. 1176 or bearer on demand the sum of one penny 1810, Dec r 16, London, 16 th Dec r 1810

For the Gov ra and Comp>" of the Kings Bench and Fleet Bank in England 1) One R. DENTON.

The note is similar in size and design to the Bank of England notes of the period. The words " Kings Bench and Fleet " at the top of the " note " appear in very small letters in the flourish of the first letter of the word " Bank," as they do also at the foot of the "note." The words "one penny"