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strica, impartial; a matter of some difficulty where the motres and the actions of the characters under consideration cfea excite very different sentiments. I would fain hope, ce the other hand, that I have donc something towards bringing out more clearly the real character of Whitgift and ze services which he unquestionably rendered to the uniTE!y. The slur cast upon his memory by one of the most conguished ornaments of that society which he ruled so a, must always be a matter of regret to those who have start the cause of historic truth.

Tive difficulty in dealing with my whole subject has cer

y not diminished as the materials have multiplied. It ins ben truly observed by a very careful investigator of 29.1.y history, that an adequate treatment of the sube matulates not merely due attention to the organisation Bisco-le, the general discipline and the privileges, of an 2.zie corporation, but also frequent reference to con

tary events and to the influences, whether favorable one patrictive, resulting from the policy of the civil and anastiral powers; while the developement of the inteljo' and scientific life of the wbole university and the muling achievements of its most conspicuous memSy are obrivasly of primary importance! If I admit that

las ben my endeavour to realise, in some degree, the nikal indicated by professor Aschbach, it will be the labour involved has been considerably beyond

a mere registration of facts; in no respect, perhaps, ale Beziehungen erschöpfende Universitäts-Geschichte welche Frai.n Anforderangen an eine wissenschaftliche Darstellung que aparebis soll, darf das auf die Organisation, die Statuten, die

Linrichtungen und Privilegien Bezuzlicho nicht übergehen; sie mult u de ac**tia Ereignisse der Zeit und die fürü mwen oler

s, Vethainisse zur Lan:lesregierung und zur Kirche nicht nnbe. Hen: sie muss aber vor allen Dingen die Entwicklung des wissen.

-- Lebens in srinen manchsachen Richtungen verfolgen, und Eima. Jer vorzuzlichelen Leistungen der namhaftesten l'niversitats.

in ergehender Weise darlegen.' Gesch. d. Wiener Unirersitat on Jedrdunderte ihres Bestehens. Vor Josa ph Aschbach. Introd.

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have I been more conscious of the difficulties of my task
than when endeavouring to discriminate (as I bave continu.
ally been under the necessity of doing) between the inci-
dents and features in college history which properly belong
to such a treatment of the subject, and those which must be
considered as appertaining rather to the special bistory of
each separate foundation.

For the encouragement and practical aid which I
have received in every quarter, I bere take the opportu-
nity of expressing my sincere thanks. To the Masters of
Magdalene, Trinity, Emmanuel, and Sidney Colleges, my
acknowledgements are especially due for access to documents,
and for advice and corrections in my accounts of those
several foundations. To the Rev. John E. B. Mayor, M.A.,
professor of Latin and senior fellow of St Jolin's College,-to
J. E. Sandlys, esquire, M.A., fellow and tutor of St John's Cola
lege and public orator to the university,—and to the Rev.
Christopher Wordsworth, M.A., formerly fellow of Peterhouse,
I am, as in connexion with my former volume, under no small
measure of obligation for continuous help in the revision of
my proof-sheets and other valuable assistance. To no one,
however, is my indebtedness in this respect greater than to the
late E. R. Horton, esquire, M. A., fellow of Peterhouse and vice-
inaster of University College School, London, who, until within
a few weeks of his lamented death, aided me with a careful
and suggestive criticism which I shall always gratefully
remeinber. To the Rev. II. R. Luard, D.D., senior fellow of
Trinity College and registrar of the university, I am indebted
for access to the original documents in the registry; to Henry
Bradshaw, esquire, M.A., senior fellow of King's College and
university librarian, for information relating to the liistory
of the Library and other matters of literary interest; to
J. Willis Clark, esquire, M.A., auditor and late fellow of
Trinity College, for the loan of transcripts of the original
statutes of the college and other help; to W'. Aldis Wright,
esquire, M.A., fellow of Trinity College, for information and
valuable guidance on points connected with the history of

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the collec; to the Rev. Robert Sinker, B.D., librarian of Tricity College, for like assistance and for access to the brary of the foundation. I have also to thank E. J. L. Sots, esquire, of the manuscript department of the British Hocam, for the loan of his transcript of Gabriel Harvey's 3.2 Brib, prior to its publication by the Camilen Society; 20,1 Lit Bowes, cuire, of the firin of Macmillan and Live for the loan of his copy of Cooper's Additions and !--Telun to the duruls (it voluing now of grant rarity), ! 2.-) fur garminion w consult the manuscript of his

E poil Infuses the Cambridge Antiquariun Society on :'• printer to the university. To the trustees of the *.2:2Library, Grufton Street, London, iny thanks are

z! frement access to the library, a collection of special 11. fie students of our seventeenth century history.

Fx inkrmation and assistance in various points, I would

are to express my obligations to 11. Maxwell Lyte, es..., xu, of Christchurch, Oxford; to T. W. Jackson,

e, X.A., tutor and dean of Worcester College, Oxford; Per. J. W. Hicks, M.A., fellow and librarian of Sidney Come; to the Rev. W. A. Cox, M.A., fellow and junior

an, to W.F. Smith, esquire, 31.A., fellow and lecturer, and P. F. Sot, esquire, J.A., fellow and bursar,—of St John's

L's my acknowledgements are due to the Syndics of e l'aversity Press, during the lust seven years, for the 43*15e rendered me in the production of this volume is kind consideration of the delay which has attended


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His experiences at Cambridge


lle takes an active part in the debate in Convocation


ise Institution of a Christian Man .


Esentially an exposition of the Cambridgo thoolingg oi


the timo


Erience of reactionary feeling in the univornity


Edue at St John's of a successor to Dr Motcalfo as master ib,

Adam's testimony to Metcalfu's merits


E ortion of Dr Day.




Latiner's inrectives against tho monasterios


The papel commissioners and the monnstorics


Leation of the Cambridgo houses


The Carmelites and Queens' Collego


The authoritics of the latter petition the Crown for the

transfer of the premises of the Carmelites into their



Satendee of the Carmelites


Sipocasion of the priory at Barnwell


The nuitcruity petitions that the suppressed friarics a:

Cambridge may bo converted into colleges


Further petitions with the same object


Erkoce they surrly of the impoverished state of the

university and its dimirution in numbers


Reians of the monasterics to the universitics .


The tastic element in the latter, though much diminish-

el, still not inconsiderable.


of a monk in a college told by Latimer


act and more favorable examples of this element in

the universities

. 30-31

The sunasterica themselves not altogether corrupt

Thir total abolition in England a matter of regret in

after times.


The date of Norfolk's election as high steward of the uni-



5 Esterties required to renounce their allegiance to the

Pope .

Breims symptoms

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roceeded in the chancellorship by Gardiner


SI7TD GARDISER, his career and character

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