Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Palaeography, the art of deciphering ancient writings; it includes a knowledge of the abbreviations and of the various modes of writing in use at various periods. Diplomatics is the science of ascertaining the authenticity or date of ancient documents.

“Every comfort that the saints have in this world is a promise to them of those eternal mercies which the Lord hath provided for them: as every affliction that the wicked have here, is but the beginning of sorrows.”
–Jeremiah Burroughs, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment