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of science in almost all its forms, and where it does not discover it
protects. Its loss would throw back the world into antediluvian
ignorance, not to mention the countless eyes it would deprive of sight,
of their intellectual food, and freedom of way.
MANUFACTURE OF GLASS IN THE UNITED STATES, ETC.
The last number of our series of articles upon
this highly interesting subject-- interesting both as concerns the
various features of the manufacture, and as indicative of the progress of
the art in the successive ages of the world's history-- closed the sketch
of the rise and progress of the manufacture of flint glass. Our sketch
has covered the ground so far as time would allow, from the introduction
of the art into Egypt, through its transfer to Tyre and Sidon, and from
thence, in its order, to Rome, Venice, France, and finally to England.
The reader will notice that this progress, like
that of many others, is almost identical, for a time at least, with the
gradual extension of conquest, and especially with this, as connected with
the extension of the Roman sway.
We now reach the period of its introduction