A series of letters to a nephew, beginning "It gives me sincere pleasure to hear that you have actually become a member of the University of Oxford. This satisfaction, perhaps, may insome degree be attributed to the pleasing recollection of my own Oxford life, but certainly it arises principally from anticipation of the substantial benefits which you, I trust, will derive from your connexion with that seat of learning. At the same time, I will own that my satisfaction is not entirely unmixed with something like apprehension. An University education has many and great advantages, but it also is attended with many temptations;--temptations to which too many young men have yielded, sometimes to the great injury of their character, and theutter ruin of all their future prospects..."
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