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JOHN MURRAY, ALEMARLE STREET.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

PREFACE.

AT ONE PERIOD of his life DEAN MILMAN was a constant contributor to the Quarterly Review, and for many years, especially while it was edited by his dear and intimate friend John Gibson Lockhart, scarcely a volume appeared which did not contain, at the least, one article from his pen. Other avocations and severer studies afterwards diverted him from these more ephemeral literary pursuits, but again towards the close of his life, when the completion of the History of Latin Chris tianity' 'had restored him to comparative leisure, he took pleasure in renewing his old connection with the Review, and in occasionally writing essays on any subject in which he was at the time particularly interested. A full list of these articles would run to great length. They embrace a wide variety of matter, critical, literary, biographical, historical, and afford convincing proof of the versatility of his genius, of his large sympathy, and of the readiness with whichis abundant stores of learning were brought to bear clucidating and lustrating such

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