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Good-Night," 1856; "A .Signal on the Horizon/' and "The Ship- Boy's Letter/' 1857 j a rustic group, with the inscription, " Chil- dren's Children are the Crown of Old Men, and the Glory of Chil- dren are their Fathers " (Proverbs xvii. 6), "A Pastoral," -with a quaint inscription from Spenser, and "The Coast-Boy gathering Eggs" 1858. Of late years Mr. Hook has devoted himself to marine subjects. " Luff, Boy! " a striking boat scene, created quite a sensa- tion on its appearance in 1859, and was followed by others in the same style. Among other works exhibi- ted by Mr. Hook we may mention: " A Cornish Gift/' and "The Skip- per Ashore/' 1859; "Leaving Cornwall for the Whitby Fishing," 1861; " The Trawlers/' 1862; "Caught by the Tide," 1869; "Fish from the Doggerbank/' 1870; "Salmon Trappers, Nor- way," " Norwegian Haymakers," " Market Girls on a Fiord," 1871; " As Jolly as a Sand-Boy," 1872; "Fishing by Proxy," 1873, repre- senting a modern master of cor- morants at work in a Surrey stream; "Hearts of Oak/' and "The Samphire Gatherer," 1875; "Crabbers," 1876; "A Gull Catcher," " Friends in Bough Wea- ther," 1877, dogs bringing a rope through the surf from a boat to the beach; "The Coral Fisher, Amalfi," 1878; " Little to Earn and many to Keep," " Mushroom Gatherers," and " Tanning Nets: Witches and Cauldrons from the Macbeth Coun- try," 1879; "King Baby: the White Sands of lona," "Home with the Tide/' " Sea-Pools," and " Mussel-Gardens," 1880; " The Nearest Way to School," " Diamond Merchants, Cornwall," and " Past Work," 1881; "Castle Building/' "CaUer Herrin'," and "Devon Harvest Cart: the Last Handful Home," 1882; "Catching a Mer- maid," "Love lightens Toil," "The Wily Angler," and "Carting for ' Farmer Pengelly,' " 1883.

HOOKEB, Sib Joseph Daltok^ K.C.S.I., M.D., C.B., P.E.S., F.L.S., F.G.S., D.C.L. ('Oxon),LL.D, (Can- tab, and Glott.), is the eldest and only surviving son of the late Sir William Jackson Hooker, Be^os Professor of Botany in Glasgow University, and subsequently Director of the Boyal Gardens, Kew, by Maria, eldest daughter of Mr. Dawson Turner, F.B.S., banker, of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He was born at Halesworth, Suffolk, June 30, 1817, and was educated at the High School and University of Glasgow, where he took the degpree of M.D. in 1839. At the age of twenty-two he accompanied, offici- ally as assistant-surgeon, but in reality as naturalist, the famous expedition of Sir James Clark Boss, fitted out by the Government for the purpose of investigating the phenomena of terrestrial magnet- ism in the south circumpolar seas. The result of his researches during this voyage was a series of superb volumes on the botany of the Ant- arctic regions, embracing the flora of the Auckland Isl^ds, New Zealand, and Tasmania. By a com- parison of the new plants discovered by him with the species of other parts of the world, he succeeded in advancing our knowledge of the laws which govern the distribution of plants over the surface of the earth. He returned to this country after an absence of rather more than three years. In 1846 he ac- cepted the appointment of botanist to the Geological Survey of Great Britain imder Sir H. De la Beche, and he contributed a valuable paper to the second volume of the " Transactions " of that institution on the vegetation of the Carboidfe- reus peri(Ml as compared with that of the present day; and another on the structure of coal-fossils. Isi 1847 Dr. Hooker imdertook a journey to the Himalayas for the purpoee of investigating the plants of tro- pical countries. In ^e course of his travels in these remote districts