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The following Lectures are printed almost exactly as they were delivered. They were written with the expectation that they would be read in a room to a very limited audience; which may explain why the style in some instances is more colloquial than became the circumstances under which they were delivered actually.

Rugby, May 5th, 1842.

APPENDIX TO INAUGURAL LECTURE.

PAGK

Introductory remarks.-Contrast between ancient and modern

history.--Extreme voluminousness of modern history.-
Some one particular portion to be selected.–First study it
in a contemporary historian.—Or in those of more than one
nation.— Other authorities next to be consulted.--Advan-
tages of the university libraries.-Collections of treaties to
be consulted.—Rymer's Fædera.—Also collections of laws,
&c.—Their value to the historical student-Letters or other
writings of great men.-Miscellaneous literature.—How
such reading may be made practicable, by reading with a
view to our particular object.-And yet will not be super-
ficial.-What reading is superficial and misleading.-Re-

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