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CONTAINING TRANSLATIONS, WITH AN ALPHABET AND GLOSSARY, OF
THE H AMYARITIC INSCRIPTIONS
RECENTLY DISCOVERED IN HADRAMAUT.
THE REV. CHARLES FORSTER,
ONE OF THE SIX PREACHERS IN THE CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST, CANTERBURY;
AND RECTOR OF STISTED, ESSEX :
AUTHOR OF “MAHOMETANISM UNVEILED."
They call their lands after their own names.- Psalm xlix. 11.
Over us presided kings far removed from baseness,
in a book, to be kept ;
Adite inscription, engraven on the rock at Hisn Ghoráb.
Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book !
the earth :
Tappan Pred. an 4 -9-1932
THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.
In submitting the following pages to Your Grace's censure and indulgence (and to whom can the fruits of Oriental studies be inscribed more appropriately, than to the venerated successor of their first and most illustrious patron in this country ?) I would avail myself of the privilege of again publicly addressing you, to say a few words upon the origin and design of the work itself, as well as upon some results most unexpectedly arrived at, during its progress through
The present work, like that on the authority of the Epistle to the Hebrews, was commenced under the auspices of Bishop Jebb; and, like it also, has been brought to its close, and before