HANS BUSK, Radnorshire Squire. THERE appeared in a second-hand Bookseller's Catalogue this entry:- Hans Busk A Poetic Welsh Squire of Radnorshire, He wrote The Banquet,' in three cantos, The Dessert' a poem to which is added 'The Tea* also Fugitive pieces of Lyric Poetry. The Vestriad' or the opera, a mock epic poem. The book is a first edition with 16 plates of pretty fancy subjects designed by W. M. Craig and beautifully printed in colours, bound in two volumes, edges gilt, dated 1814-19. price £ 20." The Bookseller's remarks on the books are that they contain amusing verses of society, love, fashion and satire, and the extensive notes display the determined efforts of the Author to exhibit his great learning. The Vestriad (after Vestris the famous French Ballet Master) gives a clever picture of contemporary operatic dancing, and the charming plates are especially interesting though a little florid." The above entry excited our curiosity to know more about the Author, and turning to the Dictionary of National Biography we find that "Hans Busk, the elder 1772-1862) a Radnorshire squire pub- I lished poems 1814-34, and that Hans Busk the younger (1815- 1882) son of Hans Busk, the elder, was educated at King's College, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took the degree of M.A., in 1844, became Sheriff of Radnorshire in 1837, a pioneer of the Volunteer movement and wrote on Military and Naval topics." His sister Rachel Harriette Busk (1831-1907) joined the Church of Rome in 1858 and lived at Rome from 1862, and wrote Folk Tales of Spain, Austria and Italy. She also wrote How I wronged my Friend in the 'Belgravia Magazine.' July, 1867.