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TO

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ALBERT, K.G.

THIS LITTLE VOLUME

PEI ATING TO

The Antiquities of Windsor,

THE SUBSTANCE OF WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY DELIVERED BEFORE AN

INSTITUTION OF WHICH HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS IS PATRON,

IS,

BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS's GRACIOUS PERMISSION,

MOST RESPECTFULLY AND GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED.

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PREFACE.

The Author spent eleven happy years in the town of Windsor. It was natural that he should feel interested

in the history and antiquities of so remarkable a place ; and therefore he devoted as much time to their investigation as he could spare from more important engagements. On different occasions he laid before the Literary Institution in the town the result of his inquiries; and the papers which he read excited so much interest as to lead to a request that he would prepare for the press a work upon the antiquities of Windsor. Having collected sufficient materials for the purpose, he felt disposed to comply with the wishes of his friends; and the little book now diffidently presented to the public is the fruit of his labours.

Pascal somewhere says, that there is great vanity in an author's calling his book “ mon livre ; ” for in general

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