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ESSAYS

BY THE LATE

GEORGE BRIMLEY, M.A.

LIBRARIAN OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.

EDITED BY

WILLIAM GEORGE CLARK, M.A.

FELLOW AND TUTOR OF TRINITY COLLEGE, AND PUBLIC ORATOR IN TUR

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

Cambridge:
MACMILLAN AND CO.
LONDON: J. W. PARKER AND SON.

1858.

[The Right of Translation is reserved.]

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Harvard College Library:

22 May, 1890. From the Library of PROF. D. W. GURNEY

TO THE REV.

FREDERICK DENISON MAURICE, M.A.

THE EDITOR INSCRIBES

THIS MEMORIAL OF THEIR COMMON FRIEND.

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE,

April 22nd, 1858.

PREFACE BY THE EDITOR.

GEORGE BRIMLEY was born at Cambridge, December 29, 1819.

From the age of eleven to sixteen he was at school at Totteridge. In October, 1838, he commenced residence as an undergraduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, where, in the year 1841, he was elected scholar. Even thus early his health began to fail. The cruel malady which ultimately proved fatal, had already fastened upon him. Hence he was compelled to relinquish his purpose of becoming a candidate for University Honours; hence also he failed in obtaining a College Fellowship. The Master and Seniors, however, showed their sense of his merits by conferring upon him the honourable office of Librarian. From this time he continued to reside

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