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THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
IN THE YEAR MDCCCII.
LECTURE FOUNDED BY JOHN BAMPTON, A. M.
CANON OF SALISBUKS.
GEORGE FREDERIC NOTT, B. D.D.'*.
FELLOW OF ALL SOULS' COLLEGE.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, FOR THE AUTHOR :
NEW BOND-STREET, LONDON,
WHEN I received the permission to infcribe these Sermons to Your Majesty, I was not presumptuous enough to consider it as an honour conferred upon myself.
I received it only as a mark of Your Majesty's condescending regard
to the memory of my Grandfather, whom You had honoured by confidering as one of Your oldest, and most faithful servants; and I saw in it an additional proof of that goodness, which uniformly leads Your Majesty to retain a gracious recollection of the dutiful attachment of your subjects.
I am well aware, Sint that the Sermons which I now presume to lay at Your Majesty s led have but little claim to Your notice and protection, from any merit which they may possess in themselves.
But when I recollect how zealously Your Majesty has at all times fupported the Established Church, I am