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that year he had been succeeded at the Savoy by William Hooke, Oliver Cromwell's chap- lain. By 12 Car. II., c. 31, s. 11, Parliament refused to confirm "William Hooke "in the mastership of the hospital a fact which settles the doubt whether Hooke was at any time Master there, which is raised in Hooke's life in the 'D.N.B.,' xxvii. 279. See also Noble's 'House of Cromwell,' i. 342, third edition.

From the " Epistle Dedicatory " before one of his sermons (' Occasus Occidentalis.' printed London, 1645) it appears that the preacher was born at Chard, in Somerset. See the foot-note to the ' Athense,' ii. 115. This refer- ence to Chard suggests that the preacher was educated, not at Cambridge, as has been generally supposed, but at Oxford, being the member of Wadham College thus described in Gardiner's 'Registers' of that College, i. 115:

"John Bond. M[atriculated] 12 Oct. 1632. (Somerset, fil. Johannis Bond de Chard, pleb. jet. 20.) C. M. [Caution Money] received 20 June 1632, restored 28 April 1637. B.A. 3 July 1633. B.C.L. 11 Dec. 1634. Mr. Bond vacated the Study towards the College in the South Crest 12 Jan. 1636."

The preacher probably never rose above the degree of B.C.L. (see 'Cat. Lib. Imp. Bibl. Bodleianse,' i. 295, 1843); and the idea that he was of Cambridge probably sprang from his being confused with the Master of Trinity Hall. I suppose that the latter was identical with the John Bond, LL.D., who in 1645 was fellow of St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, and also with the John Bond, LL.D., who in 1649 became Professor of Law at Gresham College, London. I have not, however, con- sulted the records of these colleges, by which this supposition can perhaps be tested ; and we can hardly make two John Bonds grow where one grew before without fore- seeing the possibility of a third springing up.

On 20 Jan., 1650/1, a John Bonde joined the Inner Temple. He is described in the Admission Book as "Doctor juris civilis, filius et heres appareris Denis Bonde, de Dorchester, armigeri." The 'Calendar of Inner Temple Records,' ii. 298, states that on 4 Feb., 1650/1, "John Bond, D.C.L., a master of the Court of Chancery and member of this society," was made " an associate to the bench." He had been admitted Master in Chancery on 22 May, 1650, and he was suc- ceeded in this office by Arthur Barnardiston on 3 May, 1655 (Hardy's 'Catalogue of Lord Chancellors,' 93). The memorandum of his admission to this mastership, which is en- rolled at the Record Office (Petty Bag,


Officers' Admissions, No. 2, entry 33), styles him " Johannes Bond, Juris Civilis Doctor."

The authorities I have mentioned present their composite personage as the eldest son of the Dennis Bond, of Dorchester, who in February, 1648/9, became member of the Council of State (see ' D.N.B.,' v. 337). Pre- sumably this Dennis Bond was father of the Master in Chancery, an j that mastership and the mastership of Trinity Hall may have been served by the same John Bond. The point appears to need further light. But it seems clear that the Master of Trinity Hall and the Master of the Savoy were distinct persons. H. C.

CORONATION ADVERTISEMENT OF 1685. I enclose the following curious advertisement, copied from the London Gazette of 30 April, 1685, which may be worth recording, as it refers to the coronation of James II. :

" Lost at their Majesties Coronation the Button off His Majesties Scepter, set about with 24 small Diamonds, three rubies and three Emeralds ; a Pendant Pearl from His Majesties Crown, about 9 Carats or 30 Common Grains, and about 16 Great Links of a Gold Chain. Whoever gives Notice thereof to the officers of His Majesties Jewel House shall be well rewarded."

F. G. HILTON PRICE.

" BARRATOR." The 'N.E.D.' gives various forms of this word in the sense, among others, of "one who vexatiously raises, or incites to litigation." The following is another form of the same word :

"And let y e Judge know from us that wee ex- pect he maintaine the gravity, integrity & autho- rity of his Office : and that he doth not bring a disrepute on the Court of Bombay by lightness, paritiality [sic], self-seeking, or countenancing common Barristers in w ch sort of vermine they say Bombay is very unhappy." Letter of Ger. Aungier and others of the Council of Surat, dated 8 February, 1675/6, in ' Selections from Letters of Bombay Secretariat,' ed. G. W. Forrest (Bombay, 1887), vol. i. p. 81.

EMERITUS.

" CONCERT " : " DANCE." The ultimate etymology of "concert," the Fr. concert, It. concerto, does not appear to have been clearly made out by the lexicographers. Dr. Murray in 'H.E.D.' has an interesting note on the verb. He mentions three conjectures : (1) that the It. concerto is derived from the verb concertare, to agree or tune together, and that the Italian is identical with the Lat. concer- tare, to contend, dispute ; (2) that the It. concertare is identical with a Lat. *consertare, a derivative of conserere, to join or fit together; and (3) that It. concerto, concertare, were perversions of conserto, consertare, under the influence of concento. With regard to con-