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The Last Man
by Mary, Wollstonecraft Shelley
Binding: Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Weight: 1.2 pound
Dimension: H: 1.2 x L: 8.8 x W: 5.9 inches
ISBN 10: 1598184180
ISBN 13: 9781598184181
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At length my friend, who had taken up some of the leaves strewed about, exclaimed, 'This _is_ the Sibyl's cave; these are Sibylline leaves.' On examination, we found that all the leaves, bark, and other substances, were traced with written characters. What appeared to us more astonishing, was that these writings were expressed in various languages: some unknown to my companion, ancient Chaldee, and Egyptian hieroglyphics, old as the Pyramids. Stranger still, some were in modern dialects, English and Italian. We could make out little by the dim light, but they seemed to contain prophecies, detailed relations of events but lately passed; names, now well known, but of modern date; and often exclamations of exultation or woe, of victory or defeat, were traced on their thin scant pages. . . .


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