Adams, Walter M.
The house of the hidden places: a clue to the creed of early Egypt from Egyptian sources — London, 1895

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112 The Mystery of the Heavens. [Ch.

this respect; while a sudden and vivid interest
will be found to attach to the common units
of time and space, when we perceive that
they are not the fruit of any arbitrary
arrangement, however ingenious, but are the
products of universal concords, and represent,
so to speak, the beats and bars of the music
of the spheres.

That the moon was the sacred and, at
least in early times, the secret standard of

Balance before Tlioth.

Egyptian science, there seems little doubt.
Thoth, the Great Lord of Wisdom and of
Measure, the divine recorder, before whom
stood the Balance of Justice, wherein the
light and darkness of man's moral life were
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