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  • But, lastly, a very sufficient reason may, I think, be assigned for the ox and cow, as representing the very life of nature, by the first legislators of Egypt, and for the similar sacred character in the Brachmanic tribes of Hindostan. --Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom, Vol 2, 1834, p. 386. The article by S.T. Coleridge in which this quotation appears is entitled "On the Prometheus of Aeschylus; an Essay..." It was read to the Society on May 18, 1825.

    October 1, 2011