The Idea of a University

and makes me unequal to anticipations in which you have been too kind, and to hopes in which I may have been too sanguine.

University Subjects, Discussed in Occasional Lectures and Essays.

Introductory Letter.

To The Right Honourable WILLIAM MONSELL, M.P., ETC., ETC.

My Dear Monsell,

I seem to have some claim for asking leave of you to prefix your name to the following small Volume, since it is a memorial of work done in a country which you so dearly love, and in behalf of an undertaking in which you feel so deep an interest.

Nor do I venture on the step without some hope that it is worthy of your acceptance, at least on account of those portions of it which have already received the approbation of the learned men to whom they were

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