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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

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Uanettes, .&c.__,

Newyddion
Dyfynnu
Rhannu

Uanettes, .&c. Do we ask any proof of the condition of art 'to ■W'lich the Egyptians isad attained at th time ot their earliest monuments The masonry of "Sue Great Pvramid, built thirty-four hnaared jears before Christ, has never vet been surpassed. So accurately was that wonder of the world planned and constructed, that at this day toe variation of the compass may be determined by the position of its sid«s yet. ~vThen Jacob went into isrvpt, that pyramid had been built a* many centuries as have intervened from the birth of Christ to the nresent day. If we turn from the monuments to their inscriptions, there are renewed evidences of their antiquity. The hieroglyphic writing: had passed through all its stages of formation, its principles had become ascertained and settled, long before we gain the first glimpse of it; the decimal and duodecimal systems of arithmetic were in use the arts necessary in hydraulic en- gineering. massive architecture, and the aseer- taiximent of the boundaries of land. bs.d reached no insignificant desrree of penectien. Indeed, there would be very little exaggeration in affirm- ing that wj are practically a-s near the er ly Egyptian asres as was Herodotus himself. NVeil might the Egyptian priests say- tc the earliest Greek philosophers, You Greo-i.-s are mere children, talkative and vain vou know nothing at all tl- the past."— J. W. Draper. Sox—" There's one part, and toe main one j? M-, VI.'J mTi'ch-vaunted imitation wtiere JNixGV fails m his mncri vauu of Sir H r.rv Irvine" Bu-km- Why. h. considered perfect What is it i Sox Malun, S%ro^r-1'TOhe'yyou naughty boy. You're been to" dada's desk and up.et.all his papers W hat will he say when he come' home bon (hopeful) —" I know what he'll say, but you d spank me if I told vou." „ v Mrs" Grimble (to her off«pnne,- There you <ro. trackir? the floor all over wrth mud. Didn t I tell you to wipe your feet before you came in Oh. nobody's blaming you, ma, you did all you could." ,v0-n^i Mrs. A.— I'm surprised ftia\, your husband earns so little if ho works as hard as y^u say. "VV^at does h« do ? Mrs. B.—11 The last t^in he iid was to calculate how many times a ciocK ■ticked in the course of a thousand years. The old hen flew from her nest and cackled loud and Ion-. 11 When eggs are sixpence a dozen, said the old rooster, eyeing the performance with languid disapmval it is a ridiculous ex- hibition of vanity to make all tnat fuss over one egg"

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