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PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.
PUBLISHED BY S. WALKER, 58, BARBICAN.

SOLD BY
SIMPKIN, MARSHALL, AND CO., STATIONERS’-HALL COURT;

SHERWOOD AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW.

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TO

The Rev. A. P. SAUNDERS, M.A. F.R.S.

&c. &c. &c.

THIS MISCELLANY

IS,

WITH FEELINGS OF THE DEEPEST RESPECT AND ESTEEM,

INSCRIBED BY

HIS GRATEFUL PUPILS

THE CARTHUSIANS.

In thus dedicating their first essay, the Editors and Contributors to the Carthusian feel that some explanation may

be required for making the attempt without having previously obtained the sanction of the Head Master of the school to which they belong. They therefore wish it to be understood, that they forbore to do so from a fear of compromising his name and the character of the school in an undertaking the success of which was yet doubtful; being unwilling that the consequences of failure should extend beyond themselves. At the same time they are reluctant to forgo the opportunity of publicly testifying their admiration and esteem for one who, the arbiter of their graver studies, will, they trust, view with indulgence the effusions of their lighter hours.

Charterhouse, Feb. 1st, 1837.

AFTER the manner of the Dramatist, who never writes the prologue to his own play, and of our Older writers, who never printed without a string of commendatory verses from their friends to herald their performances, we submit the following Letters, explanatory of the origin and object of our undertaking, to the consideration of “gentle readers”; in these two respects differing from our authorities just alleged, that we are humble enough to prefer plain prose, and honest enough to admit of censure as well as praise, in our

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From R. K. to Charles Iverly, Esq., Charterhouse. My dear Iverly,

Coll. Cambridge, Oct. 17. Nothing could have pleased me more than your proposition, that part only excepted where you ask me to join in the editorship. All other assistance that I can give shall be at your service, but you must look out among yourselves to fill up the triumvirate. It had often occurred to me before, why should not we Carthusians make a start as well as the rest of our public-school brethren? And I have no doubt of the good practical answer that you and Moubray will give. Publication is a nervous business for younkers to embark in, and I know not whether our school's reputation or our own purses run the greatest risk; but a

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