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It is likewise to be acknowleged, that his HIGH129 NESS did indulge me the liberty of publishing the whole manner and addrefs of this NEW WAY OF ENGRAVING, with a freedom perfectly generous and obliging. But, when I had well confidered it (fo much having been already expreffed, which may fuffice to give the hint to all ingenious perfons how it is to be performed,) I did not think it neceffary, that an ART fo curious, and (as yet) fo little vulgar (and which indeed does not fucceed where the workman is not an accomplished DESIGNER, and has a competent talent in PAINTING likewife) was to be prostituted at fo cheap a rate, as the more naked defcribing of it here would too foon have exposed it to.

Upon these confiderations then it is, that we leave it thus enigmatical: and yet that this may appear no difingenuous rodomontade in me, or invidious excufe, I profefs myself to be always most ready (fub figillo, and by his HIGHNESS's permiffion) to gratify any curious and worthy perfon, with as full and perfect a demonftration of the entire art, as my talent and address will reach to; if what I am now preparing to be referved in the archives of the ROYAL SOCIETY concerning it, be not fufficiently instructive.

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СНАР. II.

The fall of Adam did not impair his infused habits

Of the Antediluvian Patriarchs

Sculpture long before the universal flood

Sculpture in ftone and brick at Joppa

tinuing

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The celeftial sciences firft engraven, where, and how long con-

ib

Zoroafter, when he flourished, his learning, curiofity, and en-
graving of the liberal arts

ib

Picus Mirandula's pretence of the books of Zoroafter,
Magi, &c.

the

ib

The tables of ftone engraven by the finger of GOD.

ture honoured by GOD

Sculpture abused to idolatry no rational prejudice

Sculpture elder than idolatry

Teraphim and Penates, what

Sculpture preserved the memory of the dead

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Bezaleel and Aholiab fculptors

The facerdotal pectoral

Graving used by the Ægyptians before they invented Letters ib

Hieroglyphics, what

By whom interpreted

Amongst the Danes and Acadia

Horapollinis notæ

Letters by whom invented, and the contest about it

How they were derived to the several Nations
Typographical art mistaken by Peter Calaber
Sculpture and letters coævous

Columns erected by Seth

ib

28

24, 42

28

ib

ib

ib

29

ib

Writing with ink in paper or parchment, a novelty in respect of the more ancient materials, marbles, flates, bark, leaves, tablets of wood, paper, linen, wax, ivory and filk

Book, our English name for liber, whence derived

Laws, divine and human, how configned of old
Hieronica, and where preserved

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A paffage cited out of him proving the antiquity of recording

by fculpture

Hefiod's poems engraven in lead

Grecians, when they had sculpture firft, and where it was in its

highest perfection

Achilles and Hercules' fhields engraven

The chariot of the fun and vehicula cælata

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Intaglias in iron, gold, ftones, &c.

Talismans and conftellated fculptures

CHAP. III.

Of the reputation and progrefs of sculpture amongst the Greeks and Romans, down to the middle ages; with fome pretenfions to the invention of copper cuts, and their impreffions 33

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