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STUDY OF HISTORY
I. In a Series of Ten Chronological Tables, a View of the principal Events of Ancient Universal History, from the Creation of the World to the Birth of Christ.
II. Two Tables, containing, 1st, The principal Revelations of God by his Prophets, in the order in which they were promulged, divided into Compartments corresponding with the Ten Periods of Ancient History. 2nd, The Events predicted in the Book of Daniel, in the order of their accomplishment.
III. An Alphabetical List of Illustrious Persons who flourished before the Christian Æra, dated according to the circumstances in their lives that are best calculated to identify them with the times in which they lived, and to distinguish persons of the same name from each other.
IV. A Combined View of the Historical Matter contained in
V. A Summary Sketch of Sacred History, of the Prophetical
VI. An Account of the Settlements of Nations, the Founding of
The whole intended to serve as an Apparatus for the perusal of the most approved and most generally received Historical Works.
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BY W. BULMER AND W. NICOL, CLEVELAND-ROW, ST. JAMES'S.
SIR DIGBY MACKWORTH,
SIR JAMES AFFLECK, BARONETS.
In availing myself of the honour you have done me by allowing the following Work to appear before the Public under the patronage and protection of your joint names, I mean only to offer a small tribute of gratitude for the many instances of kindness I have received at your hands, unmixed with any idea of making you responsible for the errors that may be discovered in it, and still less with the intention of using it as a vehicle of complimentary language to yourselves. A Dedicatory Address might therefore be deemed superfluous; but, as you have done me the honour of expressing your approbation of the Work, and of the motives which have urged its publication, I feel encouraged to give you a brief sketch of its nature and extent.
It is the substance of a plan formed in early life as an assistance to my own studies, and which has since, during a long series of years, been practically employed in the instruction of others; by which I have been able to ascertain how far it might answer the purpose of general utility, and its invariable success could alone have warranted its obtrusion into the already innumerable list of Elementary Works for the purposes of Education.
Disclaiming, as I do, all competition with other works of a similar description, it would be useless, and perhaps invidious, to point out the difference between this, and any