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SOME OF THE PECULIARITIES
RICHARD WHATELY, D. D.
OF ORIEL COLLEGE.
PRINTED BY W. BAXTER,
CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
MY LORD, THE following work contains the substance of some discourses delivered by me, as Select Preacher, before this University; a place to which I have been long affectionately attached, and for my restoration to which, as a resident member, I am indebted to your Lordship's favour.
It is also the first work I have brought before the public, since my appointment to the situation I now hold.
By inscribing it therefore to your Lordship, I considered that I was adopting the most appropriate mode within my reach, of testifying how sensible I am of the kindness, as well as the honour, implied in this selection.
I could not indeed but feel proud of owing my appointment to a Nobleman, with whom I had