" the hosts of Midian "
Midian is a geographical place mentioned several times in the Bible. In the book of Judges, God calls Gideon to deliver Israel from the army of the Midianites.
Judges 7:8 "So the people took victuals in their hand, and their trumpets: and he sent all the rest of Israel every man unto his tent, and retained those three hundred men: and the host of Midian was beneath him in the valley."
" a previous Viceroy, Lord Mayo "
The 6th Earl of Mayo, Richard Southwell Bourke, was born in Dublin in 1822. He was Viceroy of India from 12 January 1869 until 8 February 1872, when he was assassinated on a visit to the Andaman Islands
. The title of Viceroy was given to the head of the British administration in India.