[Professor Felton wrote six inscriptions in Greek (see post, letter of March 1, 1839), which Sumner sent to Lord Leicester, one of which was the following:—
οἵηπερ Νιόβης μοίρη τοιήδε καὶ ἡμῖνIt is thus translated by Mr. Muirhead, the compiler of the ‘Winged Words on Chantrey's Woodcocks,’ p. 37:—
ἐστιν ὀιζυροῖς καὶ μακάρεσσιν δμοῦ
ἡμεῖς γὰρ θάνομεν Χαντροῖο βέλεσσι δαμέντες,
κἀν λίθῳ ἀθανάτους αὐτὸς ἔθηκε πάλιν.