The Origin and Progress of Writing: As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings Taken from Marbles, Manuscripts and Charters, Ancient and Modern: Also, Some Account of the Origin and Progress of Printing
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The Origin and Progress of Writing,: As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary ...
Affichage du livre entier - 1784
The Origin and Progress of Writing: As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary ...
Affichage du livre entier - 1784
The Origin and Progress of Writing, as Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary ...
Thomas 1735-1803 Astle
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Page 12 - And the Lord said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua : for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.
Page 12 - Then he took the book of the covenant, and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, 'All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.
Page 192 - And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie : though it tarry, wait for it ; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Page 8 - The truth is, that every medium through which we exhibit any thing to another's contemplation, is either derived from natural attributes, and then it is an imitation; or else from accidents quite arbitrary, and then it is a symbol b.
Page 176 - CO. The cumbent X was also used to signify a similar number. " As often as a figure of less value appears before a higher number, it denotes that so much must be deducted from the greater number : thus, I before V makes but four, I before X gives only nine, X preceding C produces only 90, and even two XX before C reckons for no more than 8o.
Page 167 - We have indeed but few books remaining that are written in fhorthand; but this is not furprifing, when fuch was the unhappy fituation of early ages, that either fuperftition condemned them to the flames as the works of impious magicians or necromancers, or they were left to be devoured by vermin, through ignorance and...
Page 13 - Deut. chap. vi. v. 9 ; chap. xi. v. 20 ; chap. xvii. v. 18 ; chap. xxiv. v. 1 ; chap, xxvii. v. 3, 8. By this last text, the people are commanded to write the law on stones ; and it is observable, that some of the above texts, relate to transactions previous to the delivery of the law at Mount Sinai. If Moses had been the inventor of the alphabet, or received letters from God, which till then had been unknown to the...