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ments urged in its favour, will soon be configned to deserved oblivion. On the contrary, if, upon an impartial inquiry into the real state of the case, sentiments of a different nature Thould prevail, the preceding institution, haply approved by the friends of learning and religion, may find an advocate in every thoughtful parent's breast: and, in such circumstances, neither the force of partial interests, nor of unworthy prejudices, will any longer be able to obstruct its establish

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PROPOSAL

FOR

THE ESTABLISHMENT

OF PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS,

IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.

WITH OCCASIONAL REMARKS.

FIRST PUBLISHED MDCCLXXIV.

A PROPOS A L,

&c.

It has frequently been asserted, that the separation of the orders, the severity of the penalty, in case of non-attendance, together with the requisition of a greater degree of proficiency in liteßature, than is provided for in the public lectures of each society, were the main reasons that occasioned the rejection of the graces, proposed on the 19th of last April, for the establishment of public examinations in the university of Cambridge,

An opinion also very generally prevailed, that some of the regulations, recommended by the syndics, would have succeeded, if they had been separately submitted to the suffrages of the senate.

It should seem, therefore, that there is sufficient ground to indulge the pleasing expectation, that if such temperaments were proposed, as fully obviated the preceding objections, the plan of the very learned and

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