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WORKS BY THE SAME AUTHOR.

ANCIENT RELIGION AND MODERN THOUGHT.

Second Edition, Demy 8vo, 128.

CHAPTERS IN EUROPEAN HISTORY. With

an Introductory Dialogue on the Philosophy of History. 2 vols. Demy 8vo, 21s.

A CENTURY OF REVOLUTION. Second Edition,

Revised. Demy 8vo, 12s.

ON RIGHT AND WRONG. Second Edition, Revised.

Demy 8vo, 12s.

ON SHIBBOLETHS

BY

WILLIAM SAMUEL LILLY

" Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth ; and he said Sibboleth :
for he could not frame to pronounce it right. Then they took him, and
slew him at the passages of Jordan."-JUDGES xii. 6.

LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, LIMITED

1892
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TO ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD, Litt.D., LL.D.,

Principal of Owens College, Manchester,
Honorary Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge.

MY DEAR WARD,

If the following pages contain anything helpful towards the solution of the pricoblenis which I discuss, it is largely due to the roasters of Teutonic thought cited by me from time to time. It has been their mission to reassert; in the language proper to the age, the idea of perfection as an inward condition of mind and spirit: to main. tain the truth, which underlies all rational philosophy, that the great mechanism of the world exists for something beyond itself: that it exists for the realization of moral worth — worth in character and in conduct. Kant and Hegel, Trendelenburg and Lotze, furnish an antidote to the dissolvent doctrine of sensualistic individualism, by which the French intellect seems hopelessly poisoned, and which has disastrously affected many an excellent understanding among ourselves. They, more than any other modern writers, have vindicated the conception of human society as organic and ethical. To you I directly owe it that

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I have learnt of these teachers. When, in my undergraduate days at Peterhouse, I enjoyed the advantage of your instruction as Classical Lecturer of the College and as my Private Tutor, you did much more than direct my Academical reading with sagacious judgment, and supplement it with wide and accurate knowledge. Your precept and example sent me to the study of the language and literature of Germany, in which you alone, I think, of my Cambridge friends, were deeply versed. The debt of gratitude thus, laid, upon me I have never forgotteii,: átad Have: Fong wished to record. You greatly add":to it by: your kindness in allowing me to write here ai panię so highly and so justly honoured byafi:stäitmėnts of English literáture and of scientific history.

I am, my dear Ward,
Most sincerely yours,

W. S. LILLY.

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IIG

ATHENÆUM Club,

LONDON,
November 2nd, 1891.

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