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GENERAL INTRODUCTION

TO A

COURSE OF LECTURES

ON

ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION.

THI

BY

HENRY ROGERS,
PROFESSOR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE,

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON.

LONDON :

WILLIAM BALL, ALDINE CHAMBERS, PATERNOSTER-ROW,

AND TAYLOR AND WALTON,

UPPER GOWER-STREET.

1838.

253,

PREFACE.

a

The two following Lectures were delivered at University College, Oct. 23d and 26th, as general introduction to the course of studies which it is my province to superintend.

In the first Lecture will be found some ex

tended remarks on certain statements in the singularly eloquent article on Lord Bacon, contained in a recent number of the Edinburgh

Review.

Those statements occupy a compara

tively small space in the article referred to; and, even supposing them as

I have endeavoured to prove them to be, detract but

erroneous

as

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