The Origin and Progress of the Art of Writing: A Connected Narrative of the Development of the Art in Its Primeval Phases in Egypt, China, and Mexico ... and Its Subsequent Progress to the Present Day
Day and Son, 1855 - 178 Seiten
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Seite 79 - And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
Seite 70 - In the fourteenth year, I raised the country, and assembled a great army ; with 120,000 warriors I crossed the Euphrates. Then it came to pass that Hem-ithra, king of Atesh, and Arhulena, king of Hamath, and the twelve kings of the tribes of the upper and lower country, collected their forces together, and came before me offering battle. I engaged with them, and defeated them ; their leaders, and captains, and men of war I cast into chains.
Seite 79 - 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.
Seite 39 - ... expressed, partly by figures of animals, and partly by certain marks or notes intricately knotted, revolving in the manner of a wheel, and crowded together, and curled inward like the tendrils of a vine, so as to hide the meaning from the curiosity of the profane.
Seite 13 - ... all agitated. The inhabitants of hades wept at night; and the heavens, as an expression of joy, rained down ripe grain. From the invention of writing, the machinations of the human heart began to operate; stories false and erroneous daily increased ; litigations and imprisonments sprung up ; hence, also, specious and artful language, which causes so much confusion in the world. It was for these reasons that the shades of the departed wept at night.
Seite 13 - The heavens, the earth, and the gods were all agitated. The inhabitants of hades wept at night ; and the heavens, as an expression of joy, rained down ripe grain.
Seite 138 - Bernaldez, who flourished towards the end of the fifteenth and beginning of the sixteenth century, and who wrote a chronicle of Ferdinand and Isabella, long inedited (MS.
Seite 62 - Professor Grotefend has certainly the credit of being the first who opened a gallery into this rich treasure-house of antiquity. In deciphering the names of Cyrus, Darius, Xerxes, and Hystaspes, he obtained the true determination of nearly a third of the entire alphabet, and thus at once supplied a sure and ample basis for further research.
Seite 155 - It is not earlier than the fourteenth century that we find examples of private holograph letters, — that is, letters entirely written by the hand of the person whose signature they bear ; for most, indeed nearly all of the letters of eminent persons of...