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NOTES AND QUERIES. [9* s. x. JXTLY 12, 1902.


funeral certificate, if extant, would give the very information required. So far as I am aware there was no other physician of the name. GEORGE C. PEACHEY.

This is the same person as the M.P. for Cardigan. His pedigree is to be found in Lewys Dwnn's 'Heraldic Visitations of Wales,' i. 150, and (with his arms and crest) in the ' Golden Grove Books,' now deposited in the Public Record Office, B. 392. H. O.

I copy the following from 'The Parlia- mentary History of the Principality of Wales,' by Mr. W. R. Williams, 1895, under the mem- bers for the Cardigan Boroughs :

" 1555, Sept. 24, Thomas Phaer, of Forest, near Cilgerran, son of Thomas Phaer of Norwich (by Clara, dau. of Sir William Goodyear, Knt., of Lon- don), became a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was probably called to the Bar, took the degree of M.B. at Oxford University, and admitted to practise 6 Feb., 1559; M.D. 21 March, 1559; was also solicitor to the Council of the Marches of Wales, and soli- citor to Queen Mary, J. P. and Custos Rotulorum of co. Pembroke, Constable of Cilgerran, M.P. Car- marthen 1547-52, Cardigan 1555-8 and January to May, 1559 ; married Anne, daughter of Alderman Thomas Walter, of Carmarthen; made his will 12 August, 1560 ; died at Forest the same year, and was buried in Cilgerran Church (monumental in- scription). Dr. Phaer was a great classical scholar and translated several books of Virgil's ' ^Eneid.' His neighbour George Owen said of him, ' Thomas Phaer, doctor of physic, a man honoured for his learninge, commended for his governmente, and beloved for his pleasant natural conceiptes.' He left two daughters and co-heirs, and his widow re- married to John Revell, of Forest."

I notice that Mr. Williams, when recording his election for Carmarthen, October, 1547, spells the surname Phayer. There is a still further difficulty in the record as given by Mr. Williams in the fact that while he states Mr. Phaer was member for Cardigan only until May, 1559, and that he died in 1560, he records no election for the Cardigan Boroughs after the election of Mr. Phaer, 11 January, 1559, until 1563, when John G wynne, who had previously sat for the borough, was again elected. Would A. W. C. B. kindly inform me where I can get a copy of the list which he quotes from? D. M. R.

QUOTATIONS (9 th S. ix. 268). The nineteen iambic trimeter lines beginning

o-nQciv Tracrt [fJ.cv] TOIS a'iois 6 Gfos, TOIS 8e roiovTOts cr<j>68pa., cited by Theophilus ('Ad Autolycum,' i. 5, p ; 296 s?.) with the prefatory remark, Ilepl fj.fv Qtoi, KCU Trpovoias 'Api'o-rwv e<?7, may be found, discussed and emended, on p. ix sq. of the "Prsefatio" of Meineke's 'Historia Critica Comicorum Grsecorum,' J839 (being


vol. i. of his ' F ragmen ta Comicorum Graeco- rum '). They are also given, with some dif- ferences as regards emendation, by F. G. Wagner in his ' Poetarum Tragicorum Grseco- rum Fragments,,' p. 77 in the edition pub- lished by Firmin-Didot, 1878.

EDWARD BENSLY. The University, Adelaide, South Australia.

AUTHORS OF BOOKS WANTED (9 th S. ix. 488). According to Kirk's ' Supplement to Alli- bone's Critical Dictionary of English Litera- ture,' vol. i., 1891, " Harper Atherton " was an English journalist named Frank Fowler (1833 - 63). He was the author of several works, and editor of the Literary Budget, Lond., 1862. CUTHBERT E. A. CLAYTON.

Richmond, Surrey.

GERALD GRIFFIN (9 th S. ix. 508). The lines quoted will be found in the life of Gerald Griffin, by his brother Daniel Griffin, attached to his 'Collected Works,' p. 275 (London, 1843). It is said that they were found among his papers in a rather incomplete state. The third line is printed as follows :

Like a and a they sit side by side,

and not as quoted. The ninth line is as fol- lows : ,

Compared with such garbage the trash of A. Tenny- son,

and not "a Tennyson." W. R. BARKER. 10, Old Square, Lincoln's Inn.

WINDSOR UNIFORM (9 th S. ix. 268, 292). The following extract, though not quite the kind of reference to books desired by COL. PARRY, will interest him no doubt :

"The angelic figures which support the roof of the nave had golden wings, and at one time, to shew the excessive loyalty of the town, the church- wardens took the ludicrous course of painting their dresses blue and red, in imitation of the Windsor uniform."

This bonne bouche occurs in the ' Early Recol- lections of the Collegiate Church ' of Man- chester, by Canon C. D. Wray, M.A., which form an appendix to the ' Memorials ' of the worthy canon written by his son, the Rev. Henry Wray, M.A. The time referred to would be about the year 1815.

RICHARD LAWSON. Urmston.

BLACK MALIBRAN (9 th S. ix. 367, 390, 494). At the last reference it is stated, under this distinctly unappropriate heading, that Madame Malibran de Beriot (died 1836) was finally buried at Brussels. This to a certain extent is not quite accurate, as the writer of this note, when wandering some years ago through the curious cemetery at Laeken,