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12 S.X. MAR. 18, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 215 we have only to open John Owen's ' Epigram - mata.' The very first lines of his first book are addressed to Lady Mary Neville, and his seventh epigram is 'Ad ejusdem filiam, Caeciliam Neville ' Es similis Matri : de te mihi dicere plura Xil opus est : Matri te similem esse, sat est. In Ep. iii. 10, we are told that Lady Mary is the daughter of the Earl of Dorset. EDWARD BENSLY. REFUSAL TO KOTOW (12 S. x. 168). The incident to which F. A. S. refers forms the subject of ' The Private of the Buffs,' in Sir Francis Hastings Doyle's ' The Return of the Guards and other Poems ' (1866), pp. 105-107. There was a second edition of the book in 1883. The poem in question is introduced by the following extract : Some Seiks, and a private of the Buffs, having remained behind with the grog-carts, fell into the hands of the Chinese. On the next morning they were brought before the authorities, and commanded to perform the kotou. The Seiks obeyed ; but Moyse, the English soldier, declaring that he would not prostrate himself before any Chinaman alive, was immediately knocked upon the head, and his body thrown on a dunghill. See China Correspondent of the " Times." There is no date to this, and none is added to the statement that " this Poem first appeared in Macmillarfs Magazine." A clue, however, is given in lines 5-8, To-day, beneath the foeman's frown, He stands in Elgin's place, Ambassador from Britain's crown, And type of all her race. According to the ' Index and Epitome ' of the ' D.N.B.,' James Bruce, eighth Earl of Elgin (1811-1863), was envoy to China in 1857, negotiated the treaty of Tientsin in 1858, and was again envoy to China in 1860-1. Macmillan's Magazine was born in November, 1859. EDWARD BENSLY. [MR. J. B. WHITMOBE mentions that ' The Private of the Buffs ' (the East Kent Regiment) will be found in Palgrave's ' Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics ' second series and that in the note given there the incident is referred to the English campaign of I860.] PORTRAITS BY VAN DYCK (12 S. x. 150). The picture by Van Dyck representing two young cavaliers was engraved in mezzotint by James McArdell (1729 ?-1765). That engraving bears the following in- scription : Vandyke Pinxt. Js McArdell fecit. Lord John & Lord Bernard Stuart Sons of Esme Duke of Lenox. Done from the Original in the Collection of the Right Honble Lord Royston & the Marchioness Grey. Richard Thompson (who died, according to Redgrave, in 1693) published an anony- mous mezzotint of the same two subjects, but from a picture in the collection of the Earl of Kent (Guiffrey, 87 3 A). It is in- scribed : Ant. Van Dyck Eques pinxit. Collection Earle of Kent. R. Thompson exct. The Lord lohn and ye Lord Bernard Stuart ye youngest Sons of Esme Duke of Lenox. If anyone will take the trouble to com- pare either of these engravings with the mezzotint by McArdell after Van Dyck of George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, and his brother, Lord Francis Villiers, done after the picture in the King's collection at Windsor (Guiffrey, 421), I think he will come to the conclusion that the two boys in this latter picture are the same two boys as those who are represented, at a later age, in the picture in the National Gallery. The portrait by Van Dyck of Jane (Goodwin), second wife of Philip, Lord Wharton, now at Chatsworth, was engraved in line by P. van Gunst. There is an im- pression in the British Museum. Josiah Boydell engraved, in mezzotint, after Van Dyck, a portrait of Jane Goodwin (born Wenman), wife of Arthur Goodwin, M.P., of Upper Winchendon, Bucks. The original picture is (or was) in the Hermitage Gallery, Petrograd. It was formerly in the Houghton Gallery. J. C. This portrait of ' Two Young Cavaliers ' was mezzotinted by J. McArdell, an impres- sion being before me whilst writing this. The plate bears the inscription, " Lord John and Lord Bernard Stuart, sons of Esme, Duke of Lenox." I understand that the picture has also been reproduced by some later engraver, whose name I do not know and whose work I have not seen. W. KEMP-WELCH. Edward Evans's * Catalogue of Engraved Portraits ' (n.d., c. 1835), has " Wharton, Lady, wife of Philip, Lord. Whole length, when Jane Goodwin. Folio. Vandyke Gunst." The surname is given as " God- win " in Slater's * Engravings,' and as " Goodwin " in Bryan's ' Dictionary of Painters,' &c. The engraver, Pieter van Gunst, lived c. 1667-1724. W. B. H. OFFICE OF MAYOR : PLACE OF WORSHIP (12 S. x. 131). I do not know what the usual custom is as regards the last Sunday of office, but in many county towns I think that the mayor and corporation usually