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OBSERVATIONS

UPON

THE PLAGUES

INFLICTED UPON

THE EGYPTIANS.

IN WHICH IS SHEWN

THE PECULIARITY OF THOSE JUDGMENTS,

AND

THEIR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE RITES

AND IDOLATRIES OF THAT PEOPLE.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
A PREFATORY DISCOURSE,

CONCERNING THE GRECIAN COLONIES FROM EGYPT.

BY JACOB BRYANT, ESQ.

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. HAMILTON AND R. OGLE; J. OGLE, EDINBURGH ;

M. OGLE, AND J. Steven & co. GLASGOW ;
AND T. JOHNSTON, DUBLIN,

BS 1295 .ESE.

1810

GEO. CAW, PRINTER.

0968554.251

PRE FACE.

THE following Treatise, together with those with which it is accompanied, was written many years ago for my own private amusement and satisfaction. For I then had form. ed no design of having them published to the world. But since I have been induced to make my thoughts in some other instances public, it has led me farther than I at first purposed, and given me encouragement to produce these likewise to the world, that if any the least good can result from them, I may have the happiness of seeing it in some degree take place. The principal subjects which I have undertaken to elucidate, have, I believe, been considered by me in a light quite new. For I do not recollect that any person before has followed the same mode of

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