A totally insignificant person
To ascertain by mathematics
Hastings was reduced to the position of a cipher at their meetings.
"Of course when I came of age I did not know much," wrote he years afterward, "still somehow I could read, write and cipher to the rule of three, but that was all.
The badge is a gold medallion bearing the royal cipher and the words " For Faithful Service " in blue; for men it rests on a silver star, for women it is surrounded by a silver wreath.
at Hampton Court in 1647, and during the next two years maintained a cipher correspondence with his father-in-law in the royal interest.
A cryptographic machine, which changed the cipher automatically and printed a message, entirely unintelligible until translated by a duplicate instrument, was one of the most perfect examples of this.