Excerpt from Miscellaneous Lectures and Reviews The following Lectures have already appeared in print, separately, at various times. But it has been suggested to me, that although they do t form a series, r are connected in point of subject matter, still it may be, to some persons, desirable to have them collected together into a volume. They were delivered (some of them, more than once) at various times and places; but having been always addressed to a more or less mixed audience, they are in a popular style, and do t enter into any abstruse scientific disquisitions. Some Articles have been added, from the Quarterly Review, and from the London Review a Periodical which was discontinued after two numbers. As these Articles were written a good many years ago, some of them contain allusions to a state of things different from what exists w. But it may be to some readers t uninteresting to trace the changes which have since taken place, and to observe how far subsequent occurrences have confirmed or refined the opinions put forth several years before. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.