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BY JOHN LAWSON, D. D.
LECTurer in Oratoryland HISTORY,' on the Foundation
of ERASMUS SMITH, Esquire.
Videmus quid deceat, non assequimur. Cicero de Orat.
THE THIRD EDITION.
M DCC LX,
Most Reverend, the Right Hon.
&c. the Governors of the Schools of ERASMUS SMITH, Efq;
HE Wisdom of our Ancestors thought
fit to establish Professors, and injoin
publick Lectures to be delivered in all Seats of Learning, as Means highly conducive to the right Instruction of Youth: The End which they were deemed to answer, obtained Place in all Countries, and have been held in general Esteem almost down to the present Times. But in late Days, at least among us, a Dislike of this Institution hath been insensibly growing up, and seemeth now pretty widely to prevail : It being in the Nature of Mankind to become tired of old Customs, and seek after new InvenА