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CHAPLAIN TO HIS GRACE THE LORD ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.
F. & J. RIVINGTON, LONDON.
The first and the four last of the following Sermons were officially delivered by their Author at St Mary's Church: No. 1. in his academic turn as “a Doctor of Divinity, not a Head,” for the anniversary of the Queen's Accession in 1839; No. xxi. and all following by virtue of his appointment as a select preacher for the present year. The remaining eighteen were preached in the place of others: the xivth, xvth, and xvith of the series on an unexpected call from the ViceChancellor, to supply the absence of the select preacher of the month : the rest on various invitations from Colleges or individuals, to take the turns of those who were assigned to the several days in the Combination Paper.
Of this latter division of the Sermons, a considerable proportion, (about one half,) had been composed for very different ministrations in a distant country. It is in compliance with the wish of some esteemed members of the University that these are now given to the world, as well as those originally written for that academical audience, in conjunction with the four Discourses of February 1845. The notes on the first of these Sermons, viz. that for the Feast of the Purification, and that especially which relates to the novel dogma of the Blessed Virgin's immaculate conception, are inserted by particular request also. It may be proper to add that No. XII. of this series, the Restoration Sermon for the year 1842, had been published by request before: no copy of the separate impression now remaining.