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NOTE (A), P. 9.
THERE is some apparent discrepancy in the accounts respecting this canal. The following supposition will perhaps, reconcile the conflicting testimony. That a canal was begun by Sesostris, which remained unfinished. That another was begun by Necho, near the first, and in a place, which was supposed to possess greater advantages; which also remained unfinished, till the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus; who devised a method of obviating the inconvenience and danger, caused by the greater elevation, and the tides, of the Red Sea. It is not inprobable, however, that the canal of Sesostris was so far completed, at an early period, that it could be made use of, during the annual rise of the Nile. Under such circumstances it might be kept open, or be renewed occasionally, notwithstanding the drifting sands of this region; and yet, without being of sufficient importance to be often noticed by historical writers; and if it were navigable, once a year, and then only, this may help to explain why the voyage to Tarshish was made, once in three years, rather than in any fractional period. Another supposition is, that the canal was not completed in any form ; that there was a short carrying place, and that the ships were transported over this, on inclined plains. A considerable fleet might thus have been got over, without mechanical appliances, by the mere strength of the united crews, in a single day. If there were no canal till the time of Necho, it is by no means impossible that the ships were carried the entire distance by land. The distance is thirty-six miles, the surface level. If, as is not improbable, timber, suitable for vessels, destined for this voyage, or that, which was deemed such, by the Arabian ship builders, could be found, only in the wilderness near Ezion-geber, less labor would be required, at first, after suitable means were provided, to convey the entire ships across the isthmus, than the timber, previous to the ships being built. That some such means were known, is apparent from the circumstance, that the Egyptians transported, for architectual purposes, immense weights, quite equal probably, to that of an ancient merchant ship and cargo, to considerable distances.
NOTE (B), P. 18.
In Mavor's Universal History, vol. xxi, page 222, is the following, respecting the Phænician origin of the Irish
people and language.
That the Carthaginians were a Phænician colony has never been doubted; and like other colonies they carried their language with them. Plautus, who wrote his plays in the second Punic war, introduces into his Pænulus the character of Hanno, a Carthaginian, into whose mouth he puts several Carthaginian or Phænician sentences, which had ever before baffled the erudition of the greatest scholars to decipher, until lately that they have become perfectly intelligible, through the labors of an able proficient in the Irish language.
The ingenious and learned Lieut. Col. Vallancy has given an accurate collation of the Punic speeches with the Irish as now spoken. The curious reader will be gratified with the following specimen of this wonderful similarity, or rather identity, of the Phænician and Irish languages.
Carthaginian as in Plautus.
Proper intervals arranged by colonel Vallancy. Byth lim! mo thym nocto thii vel ech anti dias machon.
Irish. Beith liom ! mo thyme noctaithe niel ach anti daise maccoinne.
Be with me! my fears being disclosed, I have no other intention but recovering my daughter. Carthaginian and Irish without the change of a word or letter. Han done filli hanum bene, filli in mustine.
Whenever she (Venus) grants a favor, she grants it linked with misfortunes.'
Besides the common use of the Phænician language by the native Irish, there are other proofs, which make it no longer doubtful that a Phænician colony settled in Ireland. The warlike instruments which have been found in Ireland exactly resemble the weapons discovered about Cannæ, some of which are in the British Museum : the brazen swords and spears are of the same form and substance, being a composition of brass and tin. Proofs of the similarity of habits, manners, and customs, between the colony and the mother country, might be adduced from the historians of each. Suffice it however to remark, that to this day the Irish peasants have an annual custom of lighting upon certain bills, on the eve of midsummer, what they still call Bel's fire, though totally ignorant that Bel was the God of their Phænician ancestors.
THE PROPHECIES. EXPLAINED.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1859, by James Riley, in the Clerk's office of the District
Court of the U. S, for the Southern District of Ohio.
The Bible, the Prophecies and the Messiah are only ghosts and shadows of substances and knowledge the mind of God showed sealed in its womb from men's conceptions or understanding by non-creation, till that mind concentrated itself into and created a man who would draw out of his mind, and create on bis senses these substances and knowledge, so shadowed out of God, when they will be reflected by this man's senses on to the senses of other men, as the mirror reflects a shadow of the substance before it. Then men will see these are the substances and knowledge, which will and did reflect these ghosts and shadows out of God, then on their senses; comparing these created substances and knowledge with these ghosts and shadows, they will conceive and understand for the first time, the Bible, the Prophecies and the Messiah. No man, on the decrees of God assigning these prophetic substances and knowledge to that man for his creation, can have any conception or knowledge of them, till he creates them on his senses, and reflects them on to the senses of other men, for models of them, as the mirror reflects a shadow of the substance before it, but the mind, showing them in its womb for his creation, as no other could see the end that could be attained through them, while his mind will be incessantly coming forward and showing his senses, he can and must create the substances and knowledge so shadowed out of God, which will make him struggle incessantly to create them here on his senses, as he showed himself struggling in God for ages to acquire suffi. cient strength to raise his anchors in these things out of God, and come here and create them into substances and knowledge on his senses for men, that they by his created substances and knowledge might understand the prophetic ghosts and shadows.
All should see no man can create new substances or knowledge, unless he can in his mind conceive them, and has created in it a model of the new thing he is going to create, which he can draw forward out of his mind on to his senses, and concentrate bis mind on that model existing in his mind, till he creates it into a substance on his senses, and to all other senses, or until he reflects it on to the senses of other minds, that do so create it, showing the models of the new things created must exist in the creating mind, or a model created in it by God, and must be reflected forward on to senses, as these prophetic ghosts and shadows were before man can create it, as they never have created something out of nothing, nor have they created without having a model before them, or without its existing in the mind and being reflected forward out of the mind, till it created a model to the senses of minds. These prophetic ghosts and shadows were ever inverted, and so reflected forward to the senses of men by the Messiah, till he took on the senses of a man, since which his mind ever reflects the substances and knowledge of the prophetic ghosts and shadows upright models on to all senses, so that they can conceive and understand them. This shows that God creates these models of bis new inventions and creations in but one mind, making that mind impress all intelligence with models of the new created things, and leaving them with them to copy from, as the monkeys do-so creating ages and ages of people with no power of conception or invention but to ape after each other in fashioning all things, being stupidity personified under their God, who is perfection with bis pretty trowsers on, sitting cross-legged with all the angel servants around he can raise. The pious people, aping after him, carry out all his fashions
they can, till an old crazy Riley comes and creates so many new substances and knowledge for them to remedy defects existing in the workings of God here, till they do not know what to do about aping after their perfect God and selves, though they know their leaders and judges were great men in their functions, or the discerning apes would not have so advanced the tother great apes, though not one of them could originate a thought, idea or thing if it were to save a world in their native stupid grandeur, which causes them to say, who would have a God that would raise potatoes, though I demonstrate there is no other. Yet these grand, stupid, aping donkeys, having no - more intelligence than the mirror that reflects a shadow of the substance before it, and answering only exaetly that purpose to the intelligence of a world, are incessantly telling, about their vast intellects, capacities, research and knowledge, though they are intellectually nothing but daguerreotypes of confused, disconnected reflections, from the minds of other apes, who have reflected their idiotic, disconnected ideas on to these learned apes, as the mirror reflects a shadow of the worthless trash before it ; and they daguerreotype these idiotic ideas on their minds, and skither them out as wisdom from the functions in the arse of their trowsers, to the admiration, astonishment and wonder of an equally stupid, idiotic disconnected, jagged, aping world, in thought, while the entire, idiotic senseless crew are amazed so great capacities, research, and knowledge can be retained for so small stipends to shither out from the functions in the arse of their trowsers this crazy, idiotic, disconnected, jagged stupidity, though they think it is nothing but mind radiating its light to minds, till every mind has a perfect model reflected on to its senses of the scene the sage pouring out his wisdom from the functions in the arse of his trowsers has described in his stupid, idiotic grandeur, to his equally idiotic, stupid, aping crew. In this way men that God created ages of them nothing but imitating apes, transfer themselves into wonderful men that God adores and admires for their wisdom, hear them blather though we can see all minds are only reflections and daguerreotypes, and that these great men and their admirers have had no more effect on the world for ages by impressing through reflections and daguerreotypes, their thoughts, ideas, conceptions, creations and knowledge upon it, than had their shadows. Where we can see all lasting impressions on the decrees of God are so made by nature, God taking daguerreotypes of the new creations and inventions, as was shown by the steamer's going into for the first time the polar seas, where all nature became mirrors and reflected the new things'in every direction, till there was there a world of steamers by mirage, so delighted was God with the new things. With all this evidence staring the vast capacities, discernment, research and knowledge of the people and their judges in the face, showing that minds operate alone on minds, as mirage and daguerreotypes, and that a mind has on men's records for six thousand years compelled all minds connecting into it, to see through his senses in the earth when it reached its earthly scenes on its senses in coming time by the same law that focuses the needle to the pole, and that the scenes that mind compelled all other minds to see through his senses, as those prophets recorded, are here now appearing in every direction, literally showing this mind must now be in senses in the earth, or the things so long since showed through its earthly senses could not now be appearing to men's senses, and the mind so being here in earthly senses, its power to reflect its ideas, thoughts, creations, inventions, substances and knowledge on to other minds by mirage, and impress them on other minds as daguerreotypes, must be greater over all other minds, than is the power of the sun to reflect and impress his light beyond the obscurest satellite yet these stupid, idiotic, aping donkeys will tell that man to stand aside before the lucid reflections of their