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STUDY OF THE EARLY FATHERS,
THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
REV. J. J. BLUNT, B.D.
MARGARET PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY.
With a Brief Memoir of the Author,
TABLE OF LECTURES DELIVERED DURING HIS
DEIGHTON, BELL, AND Co.
LONDON: BELL AND DALDY.
BRIEF record of the life of the late Professor Blunt will, it is hoped, be acceptable to the readers of the following Lectures.
John James Blunt was born in the year 1794, at Newcastle under Lyme, and educated by his Father, the very able master of the Grammar School in that place, and for many years incumbent of Blurton, in the parish of Trentham.
He was admitted a Pensioner of St John's College in 1812; elected first Bell Scholar in 1813; gained the Browne's Medal for the Latin ode in 1814; and took his B.A. degree, as 15th Wrangler, in 1816.
He obtained a Fellowship in the same year; the first Member's Prize for a Latin Essay in 1817; and the same in 1818.
In 1818 he was appointed one of the Travelling Bachelors, on the Foundation of Mr Worts, and visited Italy and Sicily. In the course of this excursion he was much interested by the indications which he observed of ancient customs still prevailing in those countries; and was induced to augment and correct his notes by a second visit to Italy in 1820 and 1821.