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11 8. XL JAN. 16, 1915.] NOTES AND QUERIES.

twenty-nine days old. Their son John was baptized at St. Catherine's, 24 Feb., 1747, then aged sixteen days. Their other child, Deborah, does not seem, to have been baptized at the same church.

George Thompson died at St. Thomas, Madras, and administration (P.C.C.) was granted to his widow, Mary Elizabeth, 6 May, 1807. G. S. PARRY.

17, Ashley Mansions, S.W.

NATHANIEL COOKE (11 S. xi. 8). He was born at Bosham, near Chichester, in 1773; became a pupil of his uncle, Matthew Cooke, a London organist ; and was appointed organist of the parish church, Brighthelm- ston (Brighton). The date of his death is uncertain, but it was after 1820.


Nathaniel Cooke was born at Bosham, near Chichester, 1773. He studied under his uncle, Matthew Cooke, and became organist of the parish church at Bright- helmstone (old name for Brighton). Cooke died some time after 1820. He was a good organist, and composed the canon ' I have set God always before me.' In the * Collec- tion of Psalms and Hymns ' some are his own compositions. J. S. S.

Grove's ' Dictionary of Music and Musi- cians ' gives a paragraph to Nathaniel Cooke, who was born at Bosham in 1773. The post of organist at Brighton Parish Church would seem to be his only title to distinction ; but it is stated that his ' Collection of Psalms and Hymns ' (no date given) long continued in favour. He may possibly be identified with Nathaniel Cook (sic), poulterer, 18, New Street, who is given in the Brighthelmstone Directory for 1800. G. BICKWORD.

Public Library, Colchester.

LATINITY (11 S. x. 468, 515). There are two slips in B. B.'s reply at the latter refer- ence. The quotation attributed to Colu- mella comes from Suetonius, 'Domitianus,' 20, 1 :

" Liberalia stuclia imperil initio neglexit, quanquam bibliothecas incendio absumtas im- pensissime reparare curasset."

" Beparari " is given by some editors for " reparare," but the infinitive active appears to be preferred.

The reference for " Symbolos proponi," &c., is given by PROF. MOORE SMITH above B. B.'s reply, viz., Justin., i.e., Justinus (not Justinianus), ii. 12, 2.

It should be remembered that some dic- tionaries, e.g., Facciolati's, give the refer- ence before the quotation. The quotation,

concerning the infinitive with " curare,"" from Columella is "Duces seditionum inter- ficere curabis," 'De Be Bustica,' ix. 9, 7.

Begarding the question about " poni curavit," see John Gerrard's ' Siglarium Bomanum,' 1792, where

P.H.C. =Ponendum hie curavit, or Poni hic- curavit, &c.

M.H.F.C. =Monumentum heres faciundum curavit, or Monumentum heres fieri curavit, &c.

M.P.C. =Memoriam ponendam curavit, or Memoriam poni curavit, &c.

The authority given for the above ex- amples of the passive infinitive is Ursatus^ while Manutius is responsible for "Monu- mentum hie fieri curavit."

The ' Siglarium ' is reproduced in Bailey's^ 'Facciolati's Lexicon.'


SALUTING THE QUARTER-DECK (11 S. xi_ 8). The custom may possibly have arisen in early times from :

1. Belies accompanying military expedi- tions as aids to victory being carried aft.

2. Bespect for the sovereign, great nobles,, and militant dignitaries of the Church who berthed in the aftcastle, the place of honour..

3. Flags adorned with representations,, and also images, of patron saints.

When William, Duke of Normandy, in- vaded this country his ships carried many relics. These would have been accorded an honourable position, and doubtless due- reverence to them was exacted by the clergy from the mariners and rank and file.

Joinville in his ' Chronicle,' August, 1248,. practically places the position allotted the clergy in the ship in which he had embarked :

" When the horses were in the ship, our master mariner called to his seamen, who stood in the prow, and said, ' Are you ready ? ' and they answered, ' Aye, sir let the clerks and priests, come forward ! ' As soon as these had come forward, he called to them, ' Sing, for God's, sake ! ' and they all, with one voice, chanted r. ' Veni, Creator Spiritus.' "

A later passage, referring to 1254, implies that an altar and tabernacle had been set up in the ship :

" Then Brother Raymond went and told it to- the King, who was lying crosswise on the deck- of the ship, barefoot, in his tunic only, and alM dishevelled before the body of our Lord which was on the ship and he lay there as one who- fully thought to be drowned."

The afterpart of a ship of war Sir Harris Nicolas (' History of the Boyal Navy,' vol. ii. p. 169) describes as follows :

" Castles appear to have been only used for- war, and to have been affixed when a merchant ship was converted into a fighting vessel. Thus,.