The Origin and Progress of Writing, as Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings Taken from Marbles, Manuscripts and Charters Ancient and Modern (Etc.)

The Origin and Progress of Writing, as Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary, Illustrated by Engravings Taken from Marbles, Manuscripts and Charters Ancient and Modern (Etc.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1784 edition. Excerpt: ...ad Hilde/it/aam Vzsirgtsinetn, &Be. Mr. Cafley is of opinion, that this MS. was written in the eighth century, but we do not suppose siit 'to have been written till the ninth, the characters are 'rude and barbarous, and are very difficult to be read. Revererttiffimzsis Xpi virginzsibus omnlgue devotac germanzsitatss vqffiufsiiu venerarzd/sif; et non' solum cor oralzsis pudzsicitzhepraecontsia Ce/ebrandzk quad p/urimorfi e/I, verunzetianzsiffiirita/is czzstimarziae gratia gIarzfcand/si: guodpaucorum gst. ' '. Pz THE Elegazzt s THE ELEGANT SAXON writing which took' place in England Saxon. i. early in the tenth century, and which lasted till the Norman conquest, but was not intirely disused till the middle of the twelfth, is' more beautiful than the writing in France, Italy, and Germany, during, the same period. Several specimens of this kind of writing, are given in the twentieth plate, N" 2, 5, 6, 9, and 10; and in the last columnof _the twenty-first plate. N" 8, in the nineteenth plate, is alsb of this kind N" 2, in the twentieth plate, is taken from a fair book of Saxon HomiDes in the Lambeth Library, (No 4 39) written in the tenth century. KI. Novemhri: Not-ale omnium Sanctorum. Ha/ige Iareowas reeddon that seo ge/essu/e gelathung thistte deeg cal/am halgu to wurthmyrzte mwrfie i? arwurthlzke jsireoffle, farn-than-the him mihtorz heora aefcam finderliee freols-tide' geshttarz, ne rzanu. Which translated into modem English is, The holy Doctor: conjecture that the Congregatzctosin of the fbtssthfid sice/ehfate' this day, and solemtdy ohsEr-ve it as a ssieast in honour of all th' Saints, because they could not appoint a festival to each of them stparaieb', nor ta none.. N(r) 5, in the same plate, is taken from.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884329
  • 9781236884329