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LATE ESQUIRE BEDEL AND CORONER IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
MACMILLAN AND CO.
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HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION B
LIBRARY NOV 12 1968
For many years I have earnestly desired that some wellqualified and loving son of our Alma Mater would arise from among us, to catch her striking but varying features and transmit them to his successors.
Having however looked in vain for such an one, and having again and again been asked why I did not undertake the task myself, I was induced, a few years since, to put together my early and later · Recollections' of beloved Oxford. From having always lived here, the circumstances of past events have been kept alive by the constant. admonitio loci'; or rather, having never quite died out, they required but a little fanning of memory's 'mitior aura' to stand out clearly before me.
Having had such frequent occasion in the following pages to use the first person, will not lengthen this Preface, except to ask indulgence for any apparent discrepancies of dates, caused by the different times of recording my 'Recollections' and the fact that they have been lying on my shelf for seven or eight years.