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NOTES AND QUERIES. [i is. XL MAY 1,1915.

minister of his Scottish ancestry. On the tombs of some early settlers the Ulster Scots gave the coat armour of their forefathers, and recorded the name of their Scottish homes, but this custom would seem to have lapsed in later generations. Possibly the tomb of the Belfast minister would give the link required. Y. T.

Some information about this family, spelled Macbride by the later generations, will be found in 8 S. vi. 12, 178, 372, in answer to a query by MR. JOHN MCLAREN McBRYDE, Jun., 1205, Bolton Street, Baltimore, Mary- land.

The Matriculation Begister, as printed by both Boase and Foster, gives John David Macbride as the son of Admiral John David Macbride ; but I believe this to be a mistake. Dr. J. D. Macbride used to say that he was called John after his father ,nd David after his uncle, the M.D. and medical writer. I have many documents in which the Admiral is called John Macbride. And what appears to be the draft of the inscription for his tomb runs as follows :

" Sacred to the Memory of John Macbride, Ad- miral of the Blue, and Ursula his Wife, eldest daughter of W' n Folkes, Esq r , of Hillington Hall, Norfolk. She departed this life Dec r 1796. He 14, 1800."

been the fashion in recent times to treat him as a Czech, yet he wrote of himself, " Ego certe me Germanum esse et profiteer et glorior." Horawitz draws attention to the material for the history of Humanism to be found in Lobkowitz's poems and letters.

The pentameter in the above couplet is modelled on Rutilius Namatianus, ' Carmen de reditu suo,' i. 450,

Bellerophonteas sollicitudinibus. Examples of dactylic hexameters contain - ng only three words are,

Bellerophonteas indignaretur habenas.

Claudian, ' Panegyr. de IV. Consulatu

Honorii Augusti,' 560 ; Innumerabilibus legionibus imperitabant. , Sidonius, Carmen ii. 204 ;


Luxuriosorum convivia concelebrabat. Juvencus, ' Hist. Evangelica,' iv. 193.

It is through the Spanish Jesuit Arevalo's note on this last line, " Bolislao ^obkowizio tribuitur distichum quatuor his verbis : Conturbabantur ---- " that I have Deen able to trace the couplet.

In Athenseus, iv. 162A, there is an elegiac poem in six lines on the Sophists, attributed Hegesarider, and beginning,

This is in the handwriting of his son. I think the grave is at Sunninghill. A. T. M.

" CONTURBABANTUR CONSTANTINOPOLI- TANI "(US. xi. 109, 156, 174). The author of the distich,

Conturbabantur Constantinopolitani Innumerabilibus sollicitudinibus ,

is Boguslav von Lobkowitz zu Hassenstein (c. 1462-1510), if we are to accept the evi dence of the posthumously published collec .tion of his Latin verses : " Illustris ac generosi D.D. Bohuslai Hasisteynii a Lobkowitz, &c., Baronis BohemicC Poetse Oratorisque clarissimi Farrago Poematum in ordinem digestorum ac editorum pe Thomam Mitem Nymburgenum," Prague 1570, in which, with the heading ' De Con stantinopoli,' it is No. 20 of ' Epigrammata, lib. ii. The first piece in the collection i .a ' Carmen Heroicum ad Imperatorem, & Christianos Beges, de bello Turcis inferendo An account and pedigree of the noble family of Lobkowitz may be read in the delight fully quaint German of Zedler's ' Universa Lexicon ' ; and Horawitz has an interestin article on this particular member in vol. xh of the ' Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie where it is pointed out that though it has

'our lines of which consist of two words each, and the others of two words joined by

i. Joseph Scaliger translated this in his ' Coniectanea in M. Terentium Varronem de Lingua Latina,' Paris, 1565, p. 2,

Silonicaperones, uibrissasperomenti , &c.

It should, perhaps, have been noted that, as Lobkowitz's collected verse did not appear till twelve years after Julius Caesar Scaliger' s death, the ' Conturbabantur ' couplet must have circulated earlier, as it is quoted in the


(see p. 156, ante).


OXFORDSHIRE LANDED GENTRY (11 S. xi. 266). The Visitation of Oxfordshire in 1634 was published by the Harleian Society in 1 871, with the Visitations of 1566 and 1574. The Visitations of 1574 and 1634 were also privately printed by Sir Thomas Phillipps at Middle Hill. The Visitation of 1668 has not been printed, but is in manuscript at the College of Arms. With regard to it, however, reference should be made to p. xi of the Harleian Society's volume of Oxfordshire Visitations. There is a volume of Pedigrees and Arms of Oxfordshire Families in 1665 in the British Museum, Harl. MS. 3966. I do not think there is any county history of Oxfordshire. H. J. B. CLEMENTS.

Killadoon, Celbridge.