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THE MORALS OF CONFUCIUS, THE CHINESE PHILOSO-
PHER; THE ORACLES OF ZOROASTER, THE FOUNDER OF THE
RELIGION OF THE PERSIAN MAGI; SANCHONIATHO'S HISTORY OF THE

CREATION ; THE VOYAGES OF HANNO ROUND THE COAST OF
AFRICA, FIVE HUNDRED YEARS BEFORE CHRIST; KING
HIEMPSAL'S HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN SETTLE-
MENTS, TRANSLATED FROM THE PUNIC
BOOKS; AND THE CHOICE SAYINGS

OF PUBLIUS SYRUS.

I have renovated and brought to light those things that have for ages lain hidden in
darkness.

The Press.

Science first dawned in the genial climes of the East, but its warming rays were soon
absorbed in the cheerless fogs of despotism. The body of knowledge which had been
created by the efforts of unfettered gepius, became the exclusive property of the order of
priesthood, who rendered it an engine of power, subservient to the purpose of a gloomy
and debasing superstition. The discoveries of happier times were entombed in silence and
darkness. A more auspicious morning at length arose. Greece, though but a spot on the
surface of our globe, began her career of glory, and gave early tokens of those eternal
benefits she was destined to confer on the human race. Her sages gleaned instruction by
visiting foreign lands, and the seats of ancient renown. They gathered the dying embers
of science, and revived them by the breath of their genius.

Sir John Leslie.

NEW YORK:

PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM GOWAN, 121 CHATHAM STREET,

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1835, by

WILLIAM GOWAN, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of the United States, for the South

ern District of New York.

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TO

JUDGE G. FURMAN,

OF BROOKLYN, L. I.,

The best model of a republican citizen-who has merited and obtained the honourable appellation of "Friend of the human race"—this collection of ancient fragments is, as a small but sincere tribute of esteem for his worth, most respectfully inscribed

BY THE

COMPILER.

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