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A SERIES OF LECTURES

DELIVERED BEFORE

THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

BY

CHARLES KINGSLEY, M.A.

NEW EDITION, WITH PREFACE, BY

PROFESSOR F. MAX MÜLLER

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

1890

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Ilvard College Library.
From the Estate of
216.sor 1. W, Gurney,
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DEDICATED

ΤΟ

The Gentlemen of the University

WHO DID ME THE HONOUR

TO ATTEND THESE LECTURES.

PREFACE.

NEVER shall I forget the moment when for the last time I gazed upon the manly features of Charles Kingsley, features which Death had rendered calm, grand, sublime. The constant struggle that in life seemed to allow no rest to his expression, the spirit, like a caged lion, shaking the bars of his prison, the mind striving for utterance, the soul wearying for loving response, all that was over. There remained only the satisfied expression of triumph and peace, as of a soldier who had fought a good fight, and who, while sinking into the stillness. of the slumber of death, listens to the distant sounds of music and to the shouts of victory. One saw the ideal man, as Nature had meant him to be, and one felt that there is no greater sculptor than Death.

As one looked on that marble statue which only some weeks ago had so warmly pressed

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