strength, and patience all failed me either to disentangle or to complete; I was, therefore, in the end constrained to limit the consideration not only to Oxford exclusively, but exclusively to the education afforded in its fundamental faculty, that of Arts. And in reference even to this, had I anticipated the amount of tedious toil which the mere collecting and verifying of the facts would cost, I might have been disposed to avoid what, though to me a real labor, is so disproportioned to any apparent result.

Apart from the Appendices, the new matter, whether of text or notes, except where distinction was needless, is inclosed within square brackets.

EDINBURGH, March, 1852.

*** The Addenda and Corrigenda at the end of the English edition are, in the American republication, inserted in their proper places in the text.

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