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ODE on the prefent State of Engli Poetry,
O'HALLORAN'S History of Ireland, concluded, OLDFASHION Farmer's Motives, OPPOSITION Mornings,
ORIGINAL Papers on the Death of Lord Pigot, 30
ORME's Hiftory of Indoftan, Vol. II. 47 OROURKE on the Art of War,
482 OWEN'S Coliation of the Cotton MS. of Genfis, &c. 76 OXFORD, Bishop of, his Sermon at the Anniversary Meeting of the Radcliffe Infirmary, 78 P. ALLISOT'S Eulogy on Voltaire, tranflated, 234 PALMER'S Free Thoughts on a religious Test,
PARODY on the Carmen Seculare,
PENNANT'S Tour in Wales,
Part 1, 409 PIECES felected from the Italian Poets, 397 PIGOT, Lord; Papers relative to, 30 PLAISTER, Adam's. See APPEAL. PLAN. See NEW. PLANTER'S Guide, POEMS by W. Tasker, By MURRY.
By CARTWRIGHT. POETICAL Trifies, 459 POLITICAL and Philofophical Speculations, 399 POPERY, Tracts relative to, 76, 80, 325 328, 400, 403, 407 PORTAL'S Elegy on the Death of Dr. Langhorne, 395
PORTEUS, Bishop, his Sermon before the Lords, on the Fast, 245 PORTEOUS's Sermon at Glasgow, 407 POTT on the Paley, &c. 199 POTTER'S Æfchylus. Second Edit. 399 PREFERENCE of Virtue to Genius, 474 PRESENT State of the Weft Indies, 7t PRICE and Priestley's free Difcuffion, &c. 207 247
PRICE'S Sermon on the Faft, PRIESTESS of Devonshire Wall, 477 PRIESTLEY on Education, 201
PRIESTLEY, his free Difcuffion, &c.
his Experiments and Obfer-
PROVOKED Steed, &c. Two Tales, 163
67 PULTENEY'S Confiderations on the prefent State of Affairs, 124
RAY, Mifs, Reflections on the Death STUART'S Obfervations
READER'S Remarks on the Revelation
of St. John,
—— on an A&t, &c.
Trial of Kepçel,
REPLY to Obfervations on Two Trials,
155 SYLPH, a Novel,
tion of Drawings,
362 ROYAL Regifter, Vols. II. and III. 394 RUNNINGTON's Edition of Hale's Hif tory of the Common Law, RYMER'S Navigation,
ADDUCEE, a Poem,
SANDWICH, Earl of, his Speech,
SATIRE for the King's Birth-Day, 478
— Effay on the Scripture Trinity,
SMELLIE's Thefaurus Medicus, Tom. II.
SoUCHOT, Mrs. her remarkable Cafe of
Husbandry, 17 SHERIDAN'S Verfes to the Memory of D. Garrick, 315
SHIP BUILDING. See EVERY.
SPIRIT and Unanimity,
STINTON, Dr. his Sermon before the Houfe of Commons on the Faft, 245 STORY'S Introduction to English Gram164 STRICTURES on the Philadelphia Mifchianza, 393 on the Law, &c. Scotland, 2,69 STURCH'S View of the Ifle of Wight,
ACITUS. See AIKIN.
Elegy on Garrick,
SI'ER, or American Prophecy,
SHARP's Defcription of his Utensils VAUG
by the Judge-Advocate,
TANJORE, Confiderations on the Conquest of,
TEARS of Britannia,
TEMPLE of Prostitution,
TRELAWNEY, Sir Harry, his Sermon before the united-Diffenting Clergy at Exeter, 78
TRIAL of Keppel, taken by a Gentle
TUCKER's Light of Nature purfued, Vol. IV. &c. 81
VAUGHAN on the Hydrophobia. Se. cond Edition,
VENN's Sermon before the Society for promoting religious Knowledge among the Poor, 8a VERE'S Inquiry, 158
VERSES to the Mem, of Col. Ackland,78 VINDICATION of Gibbon's Roman Hiftory,
CONTENTS of the FOREIGN ARTICLES,
A there, for recovering drowned Per-
fons, Tom. II. Part. III
MEMOIRES concernant l'Histoire, les
PRAY'S Effay on Ecclefiaftical Power in
BERTRAND'S Elements of Mathematics,
CORTES'S Correfpondence with Charles
For JANUARY, 1779.
ART. I. CHRISTIANI SCHOLTZ, Grammatica Egyptiaca, utriufque Dialecti; quam breviavit, illuftravit. edidit, CAROLUS GODOFREDUS WOIDE, S. A. S. ONI è Typogr. Clarendoniano. 1778. 4to. IOS. 6d. in Sheets. ART. II. LEXICON ÆGYPTIACO-LATINUM, ex veteribus illius Lingua Monumentis fummo Studio Collectum, &c. à Maturino Veyffiere la Croze, &c. Oxonii è Typogr. Clarendoniano. 4to. 15 s. i. e. An Egyptian Grammar and Dictionary, by the Rev. Mr. Woide. Sold by Elmfley in London.
OGYPTIAN literature was but flightly regarded in Europe before the laft century, and might, perhaps, have been ftill fo, if De la Valle had not brought to Rome, from Egypt, among other curiofities, fome Coptic or Egyptian manuscripts, of which he gave the perufal to Athanafius Kircher, a voluminous but very indifferent writer, in regard to folidity and fidelity. Kircher, however, has the merit of being the first who published a book, relating to the Egyptian language, under the title, Lingua Egyptiaca Reftituta, which was, in fact, nothing but the manufcript dictionary or vocabulary of De la Valle. Theodore Petræus, who had been in Egypt in the fame century, enriched Europe with feveral valuable manufcripts; and he well understanding the Egyptian tongue, would have proved a reftorer of Egyptian literature, had he met with proper encouragement: but he could no where find it, not even in London, where he printed the firft pfalm as a fpecimen of the Egyptian language. Fortunately his manuscripts were fold to the Elector of Brandenburgh, and placed in his library at Berlin.
Dr. Wilkins, a German, and la Croze, a Frenchman, diftinguished themselves, in the beginning of this century, by their cultivation of the Egyptian tongue. The former met with encouragement and preferment in England; and printed, at Oxford, in 1716, the Egyptian New Testament, in the Coptic or Lower Egyptian dialect. He alfo printed the Pentateuch, at London, in 1731. But being unacquainted with the Sahidic
or Upper Egyptian dialect, he mistook the Sahidic or Thebaidic manufcripts in the Bodleian Library for faulty Coptic ones. La Croze being librarian to the King of Pruffia at Berlin, and having free access to the Egyptian manufcripts of Petræus in that library, compiled from thefe and fome other manuscripts, a valuable dictionary, which he finifhed in 1722. He was much affifted in this.undertaking by Dr. Jablonsky, a learned Profeffor at Franckfort, who collected feveral materials for him in the Bodleian Library, and that of the French King at Paris. Dr. Jablonsky gave la Croze the first hint that, befide the Coptic dialect, there was another of Upper Egypt, which is now commonly called the Sahidic or Thebaidic dialect. He sent hi Tikewife a tranfcript of a manufcript of this kind (No. 393, "Huntington, in the Bodleian Library) de Myfteriis Literarum Græcarum, from which la Croze took Collectionem vocum quarundam Sahidicarum, which is annexed to his Dictionary. Ĵablonfky, who, on his Travels, had copied feveral Egyptian manufcripts, communicated them to his brother-in law, Mr. Scholtz, Chaplain in Ordinary to the King of Pruffia; who, being furnished with the manufcripts at Berlin, and the Dictionary of la Croze, wrote, in 1750, an Egyptian Grammar, of both dialects, in two vols. 4to. Several learned men wished that both the Dictionary and the Grammar might be published, but they could not find a printer furnished with Egyptian types, or who would hazard the undertaking; till, at laft, the univerfity of Oxford, on a noble principle of public fpirit, determined to take the bufinefs in hand. When the Dictionary was printing, Mr. Woide was defired to make fome additions to it; but this not being proposed to him till more than half the work was printed off, he could extend his remarks to three letters only; and, to render the undertaking more useful, he added an index. He has, however, with incredible pains, copied the feveral materials, which are neceffary for his purpose, from manuscripts in the Bodleian, Parifian, and other libraries; and we are told that thefe extenfive fupplements will be printed feparately.
It was intended to print the Grammar of Mr. Scholtz, in two 4to. vols. immediately after the Dictionary, but it being found too voluminous, Mr. Woide has, very properly, abridged it; and the work, fo far from lofing by his abridgment, has gained very confiderably; for Mr. Woide has carefully examined, corrected, and improved the Grammar, by means of manufcripts unknown to Mr. Scholtz, of which he gives an account in the preface prefixed to the Grammar. As to the Sahidic part, which is now to be found in this Grammar, we must not forget to mention that it was entirely fupplied by Mr. Woide.