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النشر الإلكتروني

DISCOVERIES

HIEROGLYPHICS.

DISCOVERIES

IN

HIEROGLYPHICS,

AND

Other Antiquities.

IN PROGRESS TO WHICH

MANY FAVORITE COMPOSITIONS ARE PUT IN A LIGHT NOW ENTIRELY NEW,
AND SUCH AS RENDERED THEM INFINITELY MORE AMUSING,

AS WELL AS
MORE INSTRUCTIVE, TO READERS OF EARLIER TIMES.

BY ROBERT DEVERELL, ESQ,

WITH ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIX WOOD ENGRAVINGS, AND SUNDRY PLATES CONTAINING VARIOUS

GROUPES OF FIGURES,

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London: PRINTED BY J. GILLET, CROWN-COURT, FLEET-STREET; AND SOLD BY W. CLARKE, BOND-STREET; PAYNE, PALL-MALL; WAITE AND COCHRANE, FLEET-STREET; HEARNE, 218, TOTTENHAM-COURT-ROAD; ANI) HAMILTON,

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1. In the conclusion of the third volume, one of the Satires of Horace was submitted to the reader, with notes tending to shew that the characters described therein, as well as in the other compositions that preceded it, have corresponding prototypes in the moon. But an objection to any such interpretation may be advanced perhaps in limine, on the ground that no such characters could be traced out in the moon without the aid of some instrument like the telescope, and that no such instrument existed in the time of Horace. The telescope, however, was, beyond all doubt, perfectly well known to the ancients; as indeed were many other valuable instruments, the invention of which has been vainly and falsely claimed by later ages. In respect of the telescope, this might fairly be presumed even from a slight inspection of the Zodiacs and other hieroglyphics copied by modern travellers in Egypt, which evidently prove such a proficiency in the science of Astronomy, as could

VOL. IV.

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