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object may discover, in the ancient sepulchres and mummy-pits, fragments of cloth, now trodden under foot and unheeded by the traveller, which would throw much light on the interesting subject of ancient manufactures. The question debated amongst the learned, of the nature of the Byssus of the ancients, I may in conclusion be permitted to observe, appears to me to be finally settled by the present communication. Herodotus states that the Egyptians wrapped their dead in cloth of the byssus. It has been shown that without exception every specimen of mummy cloth yet examined has proved to be linen. We owe, therefore, the satisfactory establishment of the fact, that the byssus of the ancients was FLAx, to the microscope of Mr. Bauer. - JAMES THOMSON. (To be completed in the following Number.)

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Before the remarks of Y. appeared in No. xix. of the Classical Museum, the above passage had seemed to me to be generally misunderstood. But I cannot agree with Y. to “connect the pronouns coi and #10 (as Dativos Ethicos sive Relationis) with 37.29%v, and paraphrase thus:—this proclamation, they tell me, has been issued by that Creon whom you and I–for I own I too thought him so–called the Good: or, by your and my good Creon—yes, mine, for I own I thought him so.” To this construction, the objection which Y. thinks unimportant, seems to me decisive, “the trajection of the datives to the place they occupy after the substantive Kpéowta.” And if such could be the construction, would not the sense—a sense of course inadmissible here—more naturally be, Creon whom you and I THINK

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