reports. As such I trust that they will be read. Had leisure been at my disposal, I should have re-cast and re- written the whole. The delay, which I otherwise regret, has, however, enabled me to gather some illustrations from works published within the last two years. In addi tion to those whose works I have used, I desire to thank the Dean of Windsor, the Archdeacon of Durham, Canon MacColl, Canon Waugh, arid Mr. Brownlow Maitland, who, in various ways, xii Preface. have given me much personal help. To these I must add the name of Professor Max Miiller, who, besides other kind help, allowed me the privilege of seeing the advance sheets of his Gifford Lectures. No acknowledgment would be com plete which did not speak of the uniform kindness and helpfulness of the authorities at the British Museum, and here my thanks are specially due to Mr. Fortescue and Mr. Bendall.