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1521 ; , mi M,H| a |s, It is RJJt I74. Element* Artis Diplomatic*," p. 166 to Muratori, Antiqiiit. ]i. 1. given \y (itterer in In, i ; [4to. | are copied from "I). E. Ikrinpi Clavi's Diplonmtica," 4to. Hanovene, a w,rk expressly treating of the use of the Diplomatic Htamp-J. C. lomatica, folio, Wtanwia-, 1762, which I have not bee7 able to obUin a tight of. 17 ENGRAVING. 'Uo. JoIIAN'N'ES JOHANNES CALVIS, MEYNERSEX, 1521. merchants'-marks of our own country, which so on stained glass windows, monumental brasses, and frequently appear tombstones in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries, bear a considerable likeness to the ancient Eunic monograms, from which Many it is of the The English not unlikely that they were originally derived.

We learn that the Romans were passage with the method of acquainted tniciny letters, by means of a piece of thin wood in which the characters were pierced or cut through, on a principle similar to that on which the present art of He is stencilling is founded. hiintilian speaking of teaching boys to write, and the passage referred to may be thus translated " When the boy shall have entered upon joining-hand, it will be useful for him to have a ropy-kend of wood in which the letters : are well cut, that through characters with his wax the style.

Tom. i. p 92. ANTIQUITY OF 28 he might examine them at his leisure. " "In a cnrtoiifh* or frontispiece, of fanciful and Gothic ornaments, nine inches wide, and six inches high, having though pleasing enough, at the top he arms, doubtless of Cunio, the following words are coarsely engraved <>n tin- same block, in bad Latin, or ancient Gothic Italian I with " manv abbreviations. nofs DKKDS. in figures, of the great and magnanimous Macedonian king, the courageous and valiant Alexander, dedicated, ' humbly o Hi red to (lie most holy father, Pope Honorius IV.

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