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176 NOTES AND QUERIES. [12S. X. MAR. 4, 1922. are the diamonds that surround them and the precious stones that sparkle on the metal drapery of the saints. Here again there has been a little pilfering. But the ecclesiastical art treasures have been pre- served, partly owing to the attitude of the authorities of the Orthodox Church, who at once dissociated religion from politics, and partly owing to a great revival of reli- gious sentiment among the Russian pea- santry. Even the Bolshevist found it hopeless to interfere with the masses in this respect of their religious observances. T. PERCY ARMSTRONG. The Authors' Club, Whitehall, S.W. EIGHTEENTH -CENTURY POETS (12 S. x. 91, 108, 137). 4. John Hughes, ' On Arqueanassa of Colophos.' The lady's name and place of origin have been curiously perverted. The Greek elegiac quatrain addressed to Arche- anassa of Colophon is quoted by Diogenes Laertius, iii. 23, 31, and ascribed to Plato, whose mistress Archeanassa was said to have been. We get the lines again in Athenaeus, xiii. 589c, d, with the same -account of Plato's liaison and authorship. In the ' Palatine Anthology,' vii. 217, the writer's name is given as Asclepiades, and the ' Planudean Anthology ' has the same attribution. The versions in Diogenes and Athenaeus differ in several particulars from one another and from the Anthology version. Commentators refer to a French translation of the lines by Larcher. 18. I. H. Browne's ' A Pipe of Tobacco.' See the late W. P. COURTNEY'S paper on '* Dodsley's Famous Collection of Poetry,' 10 S. vii. 83. The parody of Ambrose Philips is there said, on the authority of 'Gent. Mag., 1776, p. 165, to have been written by (Chancellor) John Hoadly. 19. John Straight. See the account of the Rev. John Straight at 10 S. xi. 143, in another of W. P. COURTNEY'S articles on Dodsley's ' Collection.' Straight matricu- lated from Wadham College, Oxford, on March 28, 1705, aged 17. This gives an approximate date for his birth. COURTNEY'S interesting contributions to ' N. & Q.' on Dodsley were afterwards privately pub- lished in book form. 29. Mrs. Greville, author of the ' Prayer for Indifference.' See a reply by the late COLONEL PRIDEAUX on ' Prayer for Indiffer- ence,' at 10 S. ii. 335. According to him, .Frances, daughter of James Macartney, mar- ried, in January, 1747, Fulke Greville, son of the Hon. Algernon Greville and grandson of Fulke Greville, fifth Lord Brooke, and died in 1789. In the ' Minerva Library ' edition of Locker -Lampson's ' Lyra Elegantiarum ' the date of Mrs. Greville's birth is given, with a query, as 1720. COLONEL PRIDEAUX notes that she had several children, the most celebrated of whom was Mrs. Crewe, the beautiful Whig hostess. EDWARD BENSLY. If I. A. WILLIAMS is including any eighteenth- century dialect poems, I have a good MS. collection of unpublished ' Rhymes of the Times ' of that period which I should be happy to place at his disposal. J. FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH. Grove House, Norton-on-Tees. 8. Henry Carey's dates are given as 1693 ?- 1743 in *' The Oxford Book of English Verse.' 10. Mrs. Mary Monk. W. H. K. Wright, in ' West Country Poets,' gives her dates as 1680-1715, and says that Polwhele mentions | her as a Devonian, also information of her life. 18. I. H. Browne's ' Pipe of Tobacco.' lAs regards the "ingenious friend" who ! sent him the parody of Ambrose Philips, ! Fairholt, in his ' Tobacco : its History and Associations,' states (on the authority of Ritson) that the author was Dr. John j Hoadley. 28. Mary Whately. I believe there is I some account of her in ' Staffordshire Stories ' (1906), by Mr. F. W. Hackwood. She married the Rev. John Darwall (1731-89) in 1766. Their daughter Elizabeth (1779- 1851) was author of ' The Storm and Other Poems ' ! (1810). For further particulars of the I Darwalls see Simms's ' Bibliotheca Staff ordi- | ensis.' Four poems by Mrs. Darwall appear i in vol. iii. of ' A Collection of Poems, in Four Volumes, by Several Hands ' (G. Perch, 1775). 29. Mrs. Greville. Frederic Rowton, in his ' Female Poets of Great Britain,' gives the ' Prayer for Indifference ' and the Countess of Carlisle's answer, but can give no particulars. Allibone's ' Dictionary of English and Ameri- can Authors ' gives " Mrs. Frances Greville," who, he says, was daughter of James Macartney, wife of Fulke Greville, and mother of the " celebrated beauty " Mrs. Crewe and of Captain William Fulke Greville, and wrote the ' Prayer ' about 1753. No other dates given. RUSSELL MARKLAND.