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THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
IN THE YEAR MDCCCII.
LECTURE FOUNDED BY JOHN GAMPTON; 4. M.
CANON OF SALISBURS.::.
GEORGE FREDERIC NOTT, B. D.2,%.
FELLOW OF ALL SOULS' COLLEGE.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, FOR THE AUTHOR :
NEW BOND-STREET, LONDON.
WHEN I received the permission to inscribe 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
iv ] 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, Six that the Sermons which I vow.přesume to lay at Your Majesty's feet: 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