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(traced) in a book. Probably on a sheet of linen, bark, or a palm leaf; for this was before the invention of parchment by Eumenes II. of Pergamos (197 B. C.). The use of the papyrus was local, though very ancient, and Pliny ( History of nature, Lib. XIII. ch. 11) was much mistaken in stating that it was not used before the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great, 332 B. C. Rolls of papyrus inscribed by a reed pen and a pigment are found in the mummy envelopes, and were common in ancient tiloring matter is then rubbed into the channels made by the stylus. Graven with an iron pen and lead. If this be the correct mode of analyzing the sentence, it refers to the mode of writing by a pointed instrument on a leaden tablet. Pausanius (Lib. XII. ch. 31), giving an account of the Boeotians, who lived near fount Helicon, states that they showed me a leaden table near to the fountain, on which Hesiod's works were written; but a great part had perished by the injuries of time. In t
an islands (Majorca and Minorca). The inhabitants of these islands petitioned the Romans for another land. They were eventually subdued by ferrets from Africa. (Strabo, Book III:) Pliny refers to similar instances of overrunning by animals, in Lib. VIII. chapter 29. The inhabitants of Abdera, in Thrace, were driven out of their town by rats and frogs, and settled on the frontiers of Macedonia. (Justin, Lib. XV. chapter 2.) Frogs annoyed the Egyptians once upon a time. At Casilinum Lib. XV. chapter 2.) Frogs annoyed the Egyptians once upon a time. At Casilinum (Nova Capua), 500 men of Praeneste sustained against Hannibal, in the hight of his power, so desperate a siege, that, by reason of the famine, a rat was sold for 200 drachmee, the seller dying of hunger and the buyer surviving. — Strabo,Book V: chapter 4. Cats are not mentioned in the canonical Bible, but were common in Egypt; they accompanied fowlers on their excursions, and were much revered. It was a capital crime to kill one. When they died they were embalmed, and buried at Bubastis.