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Author a the Reflesun

Hugh Hruby

Learning

Juneral Sermon

OF

MARGARET

COUNTESS OF RICHMOND AND DERBY,

MOTHER TO KING HENRY VII,

AND

FOUNDRESS OF CHRIST'S AND ST JOHN'S

COLLEGE IN CAMBRIDGE,

PREACHED BY BISHOP FISHER IN

1509.

WITH

BAKER'S PREFACE TO THE SAME,
CONTAINING SOME FURTHER ACCOUNT OF HER CHARITIES AND
FOUNDATIONS, TOGETHER WITH A CATALOGUE OF HER

PROFESSORS BOTH AT CAMBRIDGE AND
OXFORD, AND OF HER PREACHERS

AT CAMBRIDGE.

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WITH ILLUSTRATIVE NOTES, ADDITIONS, AND AN APPENDIX.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS,
FOR J. & J. J. DEIGHTON; T. STEVENSON, CAMBRIDGE.

J. G. & F. RIVINGTON, LONDON,

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FUNDATRICI VOTA.

Accipe Fundatrix grati pia vota nepotis,

Æqua tuis meritis sors inimica negat.
O si! quas cupio, vires mihi fata dedissent,

Clarior elogiis Femina nulla foret.
At tua progenies vivet, nascentur alumni,
Hi tibi plaudentes carmina digna ferent.

Tho. BAKER,

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The former edition of this Sermon, to which Baker says he was prompted by a sense of duty owing that excellent person described in it, having become very scarce, the present Editor was induced to reprint it partly from a similar regard to the memory of the Foundress, and partly on account of his having recently obtained the perusal of Baker's own copy of the edition of 1708, which affords materials of the greatest value for such an undertaking. That copy was kindly lent to the Editor by W. F. Beadon, Esq., it having been long in the possession of his grandfather the late Bishop of Bath and Wells, formerly Fellow of St John's College, who probably had it from Dr Newcome, Master of the College at the time of Baker's decease. In the present edition, therefore, the Reader is presented with all Baker's manuscript notes—the fruits of his researches in the long interval between the publication of the Book and his death; and from that circumstance it will derive its chief value. But it is hoped that the additions likewise will not be thought unimportant, the chief of which are, Bishop Fisher's Sermon at the funeral of

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