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THE

POPULAR ENCYCLOPEDIA;

OR,

“ CONVERSATIONS LEXICON:"

BEING A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF

ARTS, SCIENCES, LITERATURE, BIOGRAPHY, HISTORY,

ETHICS, AND POLITICAL ECONOMY.

WITH DISSERTATIONS

ON THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF LITERATURE,

BY SIR D. K. SANDFORD, A.M., Oxon., D.C. L.

ON THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE,

BY THOMAS THOMSON, M.D., F. R. S. L. & E., &c., &c.

AND

ON THE PROGRESS OF THE FINE ARTS,

BY ALLAN CUNNINGHAM, E.Q.

VOLUME III.

BLACKIE & SON, QUEEN STREET, GLASGOW;

,

SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, EDINBURGH;

AND WARWICK SQUARE, LONDON.

MDCCCXLVI.

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