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Amongst the numerous literary advantages which "King William's College" is expected to afford the sons of Mona, it is devoutly to be wished that the cultivation of the vernacular tongue be not overlooked. The establishment of a professorship for that specific object would be highly desirable,—such an arrangement would be in perfect unison with the pious and benevolent design of the Founder of the Academic Fund, whose primary object appears to have been to prepare candidates for the Holy Ministry in the Isle of Man, and thus promote the highest and best interests of the country.

If the following work should contribute in the smallest degree to advance so important an end, the Compiler will have reason to regard his labour as well bestowed.