Weston super Mare
Mar. 26. 1877
My dear Sir
Will you allow me to ask your perusal of the enclosed proof, & the favour of any corrections & suggestions for the improvement of the paper before I read it on the 16th April?
I had some talk with Mr King at Trinity on this matter afterwds & he said I might tell you that he agreed in this suggestion; all the more that the best Khesbet came to Egt from Babylonia.
You will doubtless have noticed in Lenormant’s <3> last work (‘Etudes’ &c) p. 191, that Karanu
sigba sibgu is a kind of wine & perhaps identical with sizbu the divine nectar which Ishtar brought to the sick man – pouring it into the vessel of Khisibta (Lapis?).
My dear Sir
Yrs very truly
Henry George TomkinsI shall be most grateful for any annotations or corrections.
3. François Lenormant (1837–1883), French archaeologist. Étude sur quelques parties des syllabaires cunéiformes (Paris: Maisonneuve & Co, 1876 ). On p. 119 (instead of Tomkins’ citation to p. 191) Lenormant writes on the difference between ‘kurunnu’ and ‘karanu’ as designating two different types of wines recited in the deluge account.