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OBSERVATIONS

UPON

THE PLAGUES

INFLICTED UPON
THE EGYPTIANS.

IN WHICH IS SHEWN

THE PECULIARITY OF THOSE JUDGMENTS,

AND

THEIR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE RITES
· AND IDOLATRIES OF THAT PEOPLE.

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PRINTED FOR T. HAMILTON AND R. OGLE; J. OGLE, EDINBURGH;

M, OGLE, AND J. STEVEN & co. GLASGOW ;
AND T. JOHNSTON, DUBLIN,

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PRE FACE.

THE following Treatise, together with those with which it is accompanied, was written many years ago for my own private amusement and satisfaction. For I then had formed no design of having them published to the world. But since I have been induced to make my thoughts in some other instances public, it has led me farther than I at first purposed, and given me encouragement to produce these likewise to the world, that if any the least good can result from them, I may have the happiness of seeing it in some degree take place. The principal subjects which I have undertaken to elucidate, have, I believe, been considered by me in a light quite new. For I do not recollect that any person before has followed the same mode of,

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