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ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD,
HIS MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY
KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.
SIRE, I should not have presumed to lay before your Majesty any lucubration of mine, had I not been for some years connected with that department of literature in the University of Cambridge, which owed its foundation to the munificence of one of your Majesty's royal predecessors, and is continued by your Majesty's bounty; the Professorship of Modern History.
In addition to the annual course of Lectures which I have been in the habit of delivering to the members of the University