THE following Addresses were given in February and March, 1901, at various Societies and Universities of the United States. The occasion of my visit was an invitation with which I was honoured by the Union League Club of Chicago to deliver the public Address in the Auditorium of that city, on the annual commemoration of the birthday of George Washington. My thanks are due to the American Ambassador in London, who transmitted to me from his friends there this and similar invitations from various Universities, and who adds to his kindness by permitting me to inscribe his name on this volume.
The first two addresses were in substance published in the annual Report of the celebration by the Union League Club of Chicago. The Lecture on the Writings of King Alfred was published separately in May last. The other Addresses have not previously been printed.