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been done by others, and of what is attempted in
CHAP. 1. History and Antiquity of Cambridge..
Henry the VIIIth's, Edward the VIth's,
and Mary's Reign CHAP. 5. Queen Elizabeth-Charter-University Sta
tutes-Queen's Visit . CHAP. 6. James 1.- His Regiæ Literæ and Injunc
tionsGraces of the Senate..
Page CHAP. 7. Charles 1.-The Parliament their new Ar
rangements in the University-and Ejec-
106 CHAP. 8. Charles II.-New Arrangements and Ejection of the Oliverians...
11) CHAP. 9. Dissentients
CHAP. 1. Britons-Saxons
131 CHAP. 2. Colleges - Universities-- Literature of the Monks
138 CHAP. 3. Age of Wickliffe, and Progress of Litera
159 CHAP. 3 (an error, it ought to have been 4). The Re
vival of Literature— Erasmus—and other
eminent Men, classical Scholars CHAP. 4 (ought to be 5). Progress of Classical Literature- Bentley, and others
174 CHAP. 6. Oriental Literature
180 CHAP. 7. Theological Literature.....
185 CHAP. 8. Age of Science-Philosophy-Bacon and others
190 CHAP. 9. Mathematics—Dr. Barrow-Sir Isaac Newton, Mr. Whiston, and others..
201 CHAP. 10. Being Appendix first to University Literature-Mr. Ray and Dr. Harvey
206 CHAP. 11. Reflections arising from the preceding Chap
ter, being Appendix second-present State
GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT HAS BEEN DONE BY
OTHERS, AND WHAT IS ATTEMPTED IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES, TOWARDS A HISTORY OF THE
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
THOUGH not confident enough to believe I shall answer the expectations of all readers, I am not ignorant what many readers will expect in a History of the University, and Colleges, of Cambridge.
The Introduction, then, must be considered as the points of sight of a complete History, but only incidentally of mine. Readers often, and reasonably, require what they will not see performed; and authors, like improvers of rural scenery, may even see further themselves, than they can execute, either to the satisfaction of their readers, or conformably to their own designs.
What inquisitive and more rigid inquirers might demand in such a history, might be, first, Information on the Charters and particular Statutes of the Institutions. These are, indeed, the very instruments which give them being and form, with all their privileges and rights ; and, though through distance of time, or accidents of place, they are perceived only in a general way, or may even become obsolete, still like the bases and buttresses