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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Of antiquity were partly of Asiatic and partly of African origin, with a probable infusion of Semitic blood, and formed both positively and negatively a no inconsiderable link in the chain of world-history, positively by their sense of the divinity of nature-life as seen in their nature-worship, and negatively by the absence of all sense of the divinity of a higher life as it has come to light in the self-consciousness or moral sense and destiny of man.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Egyptians, the'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/e/egyptians-the.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.