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MISCELLANEOUS

LECTURES AND REVIEWS.

BY

RICHARD WHATELY, D.D.

ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.

LONDON:

PARKER, SON, AND BOURN, WEST STRAND.

MDCCOLXI

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

1861. June 6
Legift of

the Author.
of sublin.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY GEORGE PHIPPS, 18 & 14, TOTHILL STREET,

WESTMINSTER.

PREFACE.

THE

HE following Lectures have already appeared in print, separately, at various times. But it has been suggested to me, that although they do not form a series, nor are connected in point of subject matter, still it may be, to some persons, desirable to have them collected together into a volume.

They were delivered (some of them, more than once) at various times and places; but having been always addressed to a more or less mixed audience, they are in a popular style, and do not enter into any abstruse scientific disquisitions.

Some Articles have been added, from the Quarterly Review, and from the London Review, a Periodical which was discontinued after two numbers. As these Articles were written a good many years ago, some of them contain allusions to a state of things different from what exists now. But it may be to some readers not uninteresting to trace the changes which have since taken place, and to observe how far subsequent occurrences have confirmed or refuted the opinions put forth several years before.

The Review of Miss Austin's Works was published some time ago, through a mistake, in the collection of Sir Walter Scott's Remains. He had written, in an earlier number of the Quarterly, an Article on some other Works of the same Author; and it was thus that the mistake originated.

The Article on the Penal Colonies was afterwards republished in one of the two Letters addressed to the late Earl Grey, on the subject of Secondary Punish

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