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1852.

PRIVILEGES

OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE;

TOGETHER WITH

Additional Observations

ON ITS

HISTORY, ANTIQUITIES, LITERATURE, AND

BIOGRAPHY.

BY GEORGE DYER,
AUTHOR OF THE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGES OF CAMBRIDGE,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

London:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW; PAYNE AND

FOSS, PALL MALL; HUNTER, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH YARD;

DEIGHTON, CAMBRIDGE; AND PARKER, OXFORD.

J. G. Barnard, Skinner Street, London.

6-14-48

62987ADVERTISEMENT. 20.

THE Editor feels sensibly the perplexities in which the present Work has involved him, and the objections to which the publication of it is exposed. Against the latter he endeavours to provide in the proper place; and to the former he must be contented to submit. Still there are two or three particulars, which he beg's leave to take notice of here.

Of the general imperfections of the volumes he cannot be ignorant, nor of the dislikes which particular persons will have towards parts of it. Thusthe proper place for the Latin Dissertation to be read is at the beginning of the first volume; and the only reason for placing it in the second was to preserve some appearance of uniformity in the size of the volumes. Now a long Dissertation, and in Latin, at the beginning, will be a sufficient reason,

а with some persons, to lay it immediately aside. It is a bar at the very entrance. It will be deemed to savoar of pedantry, if not of that species of vanity, which borders on impertinence. Even those disposed to peruse it, the presumption is, will come prepared rather to criticise, in parts, the Latinity, than to wade through the whole long course of Latinized argumentation. The writer admits, that there is apparent room for much censure on this head, has given the reasons for his conduct, and endeavoured to remove objections in the Address

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