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" We have indeed but few books remaining that are written in fhorthand; but this is not furprifing, when fuch was the unhappy fituation of early ages, that either fuperftition condemned them to the flames as the works of impious magicians or necromancers,... "
The Origin and Progress of Writing: As Well Hieroglyphic as Elementary ... - Page 173
by Thomas Astle - 1784 - 235 pages
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Encyclopędia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts ..., Volume 13, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Reference - 1797
...this is .not furprifing, when fuch was the unhappy lituation nf early agee, that either fuperitition condemned them to the flames as the works of impious...were left to be devoured by vermin, through ignorance anJ ilupidity, which w:is fo very great, that fome people, as Trithemius ;:ffirms, looked upon notes...
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Encyclopędia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled by ...

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...but few books remaining that are written in fliort hand ; but this is nut furprifing, when fuch ivas the unhappy fituation of early ages, that either fuperftition...necromancers, or they were left to be devoured by vermine, through ignorance and flupidity, which was fo very great, that lome people, as Trithemius...
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Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts ..., Volume 16

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1816
...to the loth and nth centuries. We have indeed but few books remaining that are written in fhorthand; but this is not furprifing, when fuch was the unhappy...thofe days as the elements of the Armenian language. Jt ia probable, however, that there are writings of this fort ftill extant, which might help to enrich...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 15

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...when such was the unhappy situation of early ages, that cither superstition condemned them to thé flames as the works of impious magicians or necromancers, or they were left to be devoured by vermine, through ignorance and stupidity, which was so very great, that some people, as Trithemius...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ...

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...this is not surprising, -when such was the unhappy situation of early ages that either superstition condemned them to the flames as the works of impious...left to be devoured by vermin, through ignorance. In 1747 the learned and ingenious M. Carpentier engraved and published at Paris a capitulary and fifty-four...
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