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12 S. X. FEB. 4, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 91 there is a Sir Richard Stone. Brereton mentions a Mr. Stone who was attached to the Court of the Queen of Bohemia, and I have found a reference to him in the Calendars of State Papers. 3. Aug. 28. Who was the happy monk whom they claimed at Leyden to be the inventor of typography ? 4. Sept. 8. Seedam. " This town has heretofore been much talked of for witches." Seedam is of course Schiedam. Does any- one know anything about the witches of Seedam or of Schiedam ? Evelyn's memoirs, as we have them, were written much later, and he often added to his notes facts found in books. 5. Sept. 17. The heart of which Duke of Cleves is buried at Bois-le-Duc ? 6. Oct. 2. Who was the Rhinegrave ? 7. Oct. At Ghent, Evelyn supped with the Abbot of Audoyne. Who was he ? H. MAYNARD SMITH. 8. College Green, Gloucester. EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY POETRY. I am at present compiling an anthology of shorter poems of the eighteenth century, and I should be grateful if any reader could give me information on the following points : 1 . Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester. Nichols attributes the song ' Fair Sylvia, cease to blame my youth,' to him, on the strength of a copy being found in his writing among his papers after his death. Is there any other evidence as to the authorship ? A similar attribution to Atterbury by Nichols of " You say you love ; repeat again, Repeat the amazing sound " (by William King), is erroneous. 2. William Colepeper. Is the date of liis birth known ? 3. Anonymous poems in Steele's collec- tion. Is the authorship of ' A wretch long tortur'd with disdain,' ' How long will Cynthia own no flame,' ' Why will Florella, while I gaze, ' Gentle air, thou breath of lovers,' or of the epigram on some snow that melted in a lady's breast, known ? 4. John Hughes, ' On Arqueanassa of Colophos.' This is apparently a translation from the Greek. Who wrote the original ? .">. Thomas Brerewood, author of ' Autumn ' and other poems. Died 1748. When was he born ? 6. William Bedingfield. Flourished about 1720. When was he born ? When did he -die ? Is he really the author of ' Beauty, 'an Ode,' attributed to him in Hammond's 'Miscellany' (1720)? The poem also appeared in John Hughes' s * Poems on Several Occasions,' published by Hughes's widow in 1735. .7. Simon Harcourt. Has the question as to whether Harcourt or Prior wrote ' The Female Phaeton ' and ' The Judge- ment of Venus ' ever been settled ? I think I know the chief contributions to this controversy up to the date of Waller's edition of Prior. Is there any later evidence ? Otherwise the balance seems in favour of Harcourt. 8. Henry Carey. When was he born ? 9. George Sewell. When was he born ? 10. Mrs. Mary Monk, nee Molesworth. When was she born ? 11. "Clio" (Mrs. Sansom, nee Fowke). Was her Christian name Martha or Maria ? B.M. catalogue gives the latter. 12. Samuel Wesley the younger. In the Preface to his ' Poems ' (4to, 1736) he says that some are not by him. Is it known to which poems this applies, and who were the real authors ? 13. Has the possible attribution of the 'Song to Winifreda ' ("Away, let nought to love displeasing"), first published in David Lewis's ' Miscellany,' to Lewis him- self been discussed, and, if so, where ? 14. Richard Lely. Published a volume of poems in 1727. Is anything known of him ? 15. Henrietta Knight, nee St. John, Lady Luxborough. Died 1756. When was she born ? 16. Moses Mendez. When was he born ? 17. Mary Masters. Died about 1759. Is the exact date known ? . When was she born ? I have not been able to find any of the information asked for in the ' D.N.B.* I. A. WILLIAMS. (To be continued.) ARAB (OR EASTERN) HORSES. Professor Ridgeway in his work, ' The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse ' (p. 381), states that: Charles II. sent his Master of the Horse, Sir John Fenwick, to the Levant, and he was there able to purchase brood mares as well as stallions, principally Barbs and Turks. It is to these mares, known as King's Mares, we must trace the real origin of our English thoroughbred. It has always been a tradition that Charles II. sent to the Levant for Eastern horses, but as Sir John Fenwick would