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BEGINNING WITH THE
REIGN OF SOLOMON,
AND ENDING WITH THE
DEATH OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT.
BY THE LATE
THOMAS FALCONER, OF CHESTER, Esq.
O X FORD:
PRINTED AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
o Mar 184.108.40.206.
ADVERTISEMENT OF THE EDITOR.
THE following work of the late Thomas Falconer, Esq. now submitted to the Public at the request of his Brother, Dr. Falconer, of Bath, by whom it was presented to the University of Oxford, having been entirely finished by the Author, and apparently written over for the Press, is, with one or two exceptions, faithfully published from his manuscript. There are however some few things, as will happen in the case of a posthumous work, which seem to want an apology; and others, in which the Editor, to whom the charge of the publication was committed by the Delegates
of the Oxford Press, thought it necessary to make some variation, judging the Author himself would have made the same, upon revising his work, or upon correcting it for the press. With regard to the first, the language is sometimes obscure, the statements are sometimes confused, and the calculations not always minutely accurate. The Reader will understand what is meant, by turning to p. 107 of the Prefatory Discourse, beginning with the last line ; for where he says, “ of the Kings of Israel,
14 years and about 20 days ;" he has wholly omitted to state the data, from which he deduces his average.
Recladred Mar 4.27.Y.O.