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12 S.X.APRIL s, 1922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 273 Columns. Sec 1 S. ix. 325 4 S. ii. 324, 452, 599 ; iii. 90, 183 ; x. 412, 4996 S. xii. 4847 S. i. 96, 118, 206, 315, 413; vii. 264, 337, 438, 495. At 4 S. ii. 599, will be found the variant most like . the one sent by our correspondent. Variants -are numerous and many contain amusing cor- j ruptions. They are reported from many quarters. Neither date nor origin seems to have been ! -ascertained. At 4 S. ii. 557 (Dec., 1868), DR.; HUSENBETH communicated a Latin version, | " Die mihi quid sit unus," which he said he had learned from an aged Dominican friar. The late i OLONEL PRIDE AUX mentions (at 7 S. vii. 264) that Andrew Lang, in Longman's Magazine (January, 1889, p. 328), suggested this might be i a rude memorla technica of Christian doctrine. | Lang also says the tune to ' What is your one, ! ph ? ' is said to resemble ' I have a song, oh ! ' in the ' Yeomen of the Guard.'] " THE KING'S STANDINGS " IN RICHMOND PABK. A little wooded eminence in Rich- mond Park, hard by the memorial to James Thomson, and still called, I under- i stand, Henry VIII.'s Mound. Tradition i has it that on this spot the King stood, ; watching eagerly for the flash of the gun i at the Tower which should tell him that! poor AnneBoleyn had lost her head. " The | King's Standinge " is duly marked on old maps of the park, though the Tower cannot be seen from the King's Mound nowadays, for the trees have grown exceedingly since Tudor times. Has the tradition any founda- tion in fact ? J. R. H. JOHN ABERCROMBIE, HORTICULTURIST. Is said to have been born at Prestonpans in 1726 and to have died in 1806. Can any reader give day and month of both birth and death, and place of death. W. N. C. RICHARD REYNOLDS (1674-1743), Bishop of Bangor and afterwards of Lincoln. Where can I see a portrait of the above ? A. K. MAPLES. Spalding. GEORGE AND JOHN MADDESON. Of these two famous brothers, one was Secretary to the General Post Office and the other was Secretary of Legation in the latter part of the eighteenth century. George is said to have been poisoned in Paris in 1783. Can any reader give particulars of their careers, or refer one to works mentioning them ? A. B. C. MARK AKEXSIDE. Died at Hampstead, June 23, 1770, aged 49 ; buried in St. James's Church, Westminster. Can any reader give a copy of his memorial inscription ? A. B. C. EPITAPHS ON SPORTSMEN. In the churchyard of Bewcastle, Cumberland, is the following odd epitaph : Jonathan Telford of Craggyford, who died April 25, 1866, aged 72. Deceased was one of the moorgame shooters in the North of England ; in. the time of his shooting he bagged 59 grouse at seven double shots. Are there any like epitaphs elsewhere ? J. W. F. KEATS QUERY. Will some one kindly en- lighten me as to the exact meaning of the following verses by John Keats, from his sonnet, ' On seeing the Elgin Marbles for the First Time ' : " Yet 'tis a gentle luxury to weep That I have not the cloudy winds to keep, Fresh for the opening of the morning's eye." It seems rather puzzling. P. A. D'ABREU-ALBANO. [We have altered the punctuation sent by our correspondent to that of the correct text. Keats says mortality is heavy on him he must die " Like a sick Eagle looking at the sky." Still, there is a gentle luxury in the very tears with which he mOurns that he is not now required to be soaring amid the clouds before daybreak ready for the sunrise. " To keep the winds " is an extension of the use of " keep " in phrases like " keep the road," " keep the sea."] REFERENCE WANTED : " The smaller the house, the greater the peace." Can any kind reader trace me this passage in Horace's works and give me the Latin equivalent ? P. A. D'ABREU-ALBANO. AUTHOR WANTED. Can any correspondent say where the following comes from : " To those whom the gods wish to punish, is granted the desire of their hearts." II. M. S. Keplte*. EARLY VICTORIAN LITERATURE. (12 S. x. 210.) ' I AM much interested in MR. FRANK JAY'S query, and do not anticipate any very convincing answer. Those who were in the secret took it to the grave with them, and it is hardly likely that Edward Lloyd's descendants have much information as to the authors in his employ, when he was purely a publisher of sensational literature. I have a number of these novels, which appeared mostly in penny weekly numbers, and form a very curious and interesting phase of the underworld of literature in the mid-nineteenth century. It is a will-o'-the-wisp business trying to trace the authors of most of these books.