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1 Samosata is situated on the Euphrates, in the north of Syria.
2 The Petroleum or Bitumen of the modern chemists; it is a tarry substance, more or less fluid, which has probably been produced by carbonaceous matter, as affected by heat or decomposition, below the surface of the earth. Our author has exaggerated its properties and action upon other bodies.
3 Respecting the transaction here mentioned, I shall refer to the note of Hardouin, Lemaire, i. 452.
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