s) was subsequently used for a wick, and answered the purpose tolerably, though it conducted the grease slowly, gave a very moderate light, and was easily extinguished by drafts.
It is still used there, and is called a rush-light.
Diogenes (330 B. C.), who searched in daylight with a lantern for an honest man, was anticipated by three hundred years in the prophecy of Zephaniah, wherein it is declared that Jerusalem shall be searched with candles, and the men that are settled on their leesof ancient Egypt was in the form of rings, which were of gold and silver, a b c d, fig. 1382.
The same currency, we learn from Wilkinson, is in use in Senaar and the neighboring countries.
The Egyptians had no coin till the time of Alexander, 330 B. C., except a few of the Persian, and some made in imitation, which cost the viceroy his life.
The Chinese and Japanese have also ring-money.
Money was originally estimated by weight, as in the case of the sum paid for a piece of land by Abra
abernacle, were of African manufacture.
The Africans yet excel in this art. Yellow, red, and black morocco yet attest it.
The old national dress of the Persians was a closefitting tunic and trousers of leather.
Leathern helmets, cuirasses, belts, shirts, and buskins were common among the nations in the motley army of Xerxes.
The Libyans wore dresses of leather.
The Paphlagonians leathern buskins and helmets.
The Gordian knot was of leathern thongs, and was summarily cut about 330 B. C.
Alum was used in tawing leather by the Saracens.
We do not recollect any account of human hide leather, but as raw-hide or parchment it has been utilized.
The doors of Rochester (England) Cathedral were formerly covered with the skins of Danish pirates.
The same is reported of the doors of the churches of Hadstock and Copford, Essex, England.
In the case of the Hadstock church, the microscope has determined the truth of the tradition, for a portion having been removed and tested,