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i2S.x.jrxE24,i922.] NOTES AND QUERIES. 487 Louvain, 1650) of Valerius Andreas, of Deschelin, Brabant, J.U.D. and Regius Professor of Laws in the University of Louvain. Shortly after his arrival at Louvain, Sander, on Dec. 18, 1564, delivered three theological orations in the public schools of the University, his object, doubtless, being to obtain his incorporation as S.T.P. in the University, which was then regarded as the most famous in Europe. Its theological faculty was being stirred to its depths at this time by the opinions, conduct, and condemnation of Michel de Bay (Baius), the forerunner of Jansenism. Of the pro- fessors mentioned above, Hessels, Gozaeus, and Lensaeus supported Baius, and Rave- steyn, Cunerus Petri and others opposed him (see Laderchi, ' Annales Ecclesiastici ' (Rome, 1728), xxii. 366) ; but there is no echo of this controversy in Sander's writings. The English colony at Louvain was quite large enough to make him independent of Flemish society, and in point of fact he seems to have kept singularly aloof from University affairs. JOHN B. WAINEWRIGHT. ROBERT HERRICK'S GRAVE (see ante, p. 426). I think we may take it that the ordinary rule in England, in 1674, was for incumbents to be buried inside their churches, and in that portion of the church with which they were specially connected, in more ways than one, the chancel. The rule rright well give way to any contrary desire expressed by the incumbent during his lifetime. In Herrick's case we seem to have a desire for burial outside the church expressed in two of his poems. In the lines ' To the Bed-man, or Grave -maker 'fcthe poet says : Thou hast made'many Houses for the Dead ; When my Lot calls me to be buried, For Love or Pittie, prethee let there be I' th' Church-yard, made, one Tenement forme. In the lines ' To Robin Red-Breast ' he says : Laid out for dead, let thy last kindnesse be With leaves and^mosse-work for to cover me : And while the Wpod-nimphs my cold corps inter Sing thou my Dirge, sweet-warbling Chorister ! For Epitaph, in foliage, next write this, Here, here, the tomb^of Robin Herrick is. M. " COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS." The first quotation given in ' N.E.D.' for this proverb is from Lydgate's ' Fable of the Horse, the Sheep, and the Goose ' (c. 1430) : " Odious of olde been comparison! s, and of com- parisonis engendyrd is haterede " ; and the next is from Lyly's * Euphues ' (1579) : " Least comparisons should seeme odious." But an interesting example between these two dates is omitted, probably because it was originally written in Latin. It occurs in Sir John Fortescue's famous tract ' De Laudibus Legum Angliae,' the second of the two essays produced by him for the benefit of Edward, Prince of Wales, son of King Henry VI., during his exile in Barrois. The tract was probably written in 1470 or a little earlier. In cap. xix. the exiled Chief Justice of the King's Bench says : Solum jam unum de his, quibus agitatur animus tuus, restat explanandum, viz., An, ut Civiles, ita et Anglorum leges, frugi sint et efficaces isti Anglie regno, ut ille imperio, etiam et accommode judicari mereantur. Compara- tiones vero, Princeps, ut te aliquando dixisse recolo, odiose repiUantur ; quo eas aggredi non delector, etc. A. R. BAYLEY. 'A LITERARY FEND.' Under the above heading Mr. C. H. Irwin, in a recent issue of The Times, refers to an early French edition of ' The Pilgrim's Progress,' published at Toulouse in 1788, and bearing a stamp or book-mark well known to Russian bibliophiles : *' Se vend a S. Petersbourg, chez G. Klostermann, Perspective de Newsky, vis-a-vis la rue d'Isaac, no. 69." That a note on one of the fly-leaves states that " this book was picked up by Lord Tyrconnell (who was at the time on a political mission in Russia) on the field of battle at the Battle of Borodino," raises an interesting point. The title of Earl of Tyrconnell (Baron Carpenter and Viscount Carlingford) of the creation 1761 became extinct in 1853. I cannot trace any information of a Lord Tyrconnell on a political mission in Russia at the time of the Battle of Borodino, which was fought in 1812. My own experience of book-finds in Russia suggests that the writer of that note may have been an astute German collector and bookseller, who inscribed it so as to enhance the interest and value of his own acquisition in the eyes of prospective purchasers. Some of these fly-leaf notes, as I personally have observed in Russia, are very plausible, but fade into insignificance when subjected to closer criticism. In 1909 I had the good fortune to acquire a rare Jehan Petit, Paris, 1507 edition of Virgil, still in my possession, from a well-known antiquarian bookeller in St. Petersburg, who incidentally assured rne that it was one of a few more in his collection that had originally belonged to Lord Tyrawley (James O'Hara), our