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IN WHICH IS SHEWN
THE PECULIARITY OF THOSE JUDGMENTS,
THEIR CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE RITES
AND IDOLATRIES OF THAT PEOPLE.
TO WHICH IS PREPIXED,
A PREFATORY DISCOURSE,
CONCERNING THE GRECIAN COLONIES FROM EGYPT.
BY JACOB BRYANT, ESQ.
A NEW EDITION.
PRINTED FOR T. HAMILTON AND R. OGLE; J. OGLE, EDINBURGH ;
M. OGLE, AND J. Steven & co. GLASGOW ;
AND T. JOHNSTON, DUBLIN,
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 formed 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, Í 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