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DISCOVERIES

IN

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
VORE INSTRUCTIVE, TO READERS OF EARLIER TIMES.

BY ROBERT DEVERELL, ESQ.

WITA 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;
WHITE AND COCHRANE, FLEET-STREET; HEARNE, 218,
TOTTENHAM-COURT-ROAD; AND HAMILTON,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

270. ė. 189

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SIGNS

OF THE

ZODIA C.

Hæc ego admirans, referebam tamen oculos ad terram identidem.-Cic. Somn. Scip,

In the close of the fourth volume a comparison was instituted between a few hieroglyphics and their prototypes, and the connexion between them satisfactorily pointed out; but the bringing together objects so connected, in order merely to establish their several applications to each other, ends only in the gratification of an idle curiosity. Utility is the true and genuine object of all labour and research ; and it is expedient, therefore, to shew, by sone solid example, that the study of these matters may lead probably to useful results. Now it is certain that the signs of the zodiac are really hieroglyphics, however little they may have been esteemed so in later times : not only

VOL, V.

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