The History of Great Britain,: From the First Invasion of it by the Romans Under Julius Cæsar. Written on a New Plan, Volume 1

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P. Byrne ... and J. Jones, 1789
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Page 129 - Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear : and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
Page 127 - Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.
Page 77 - It consisted of four parts : 1, the principal agger, mound of earth or rampart, on the brink of the ditch ; 2, the ditch, on the north side of the rampart ; 3, another rampart on the south side of the principal one, about five paces distant from it ; 4, a large rampart on the north side of the ditch. For many ages, this work has been in so ruinous a condition, that it is impossible to discover its original dimensions with certainty.
Page 360 - Cormar was the first of my race. He sported through the storms of waves. His black skiff bounded on ocean ; he travelled on the wings of the wind. A spirit once embroiled the night. Seas swell and rocks resound. Winds drive along the clouds. The lightning flies on wings of fire. He feared, and came to land, then blushed that he feared at all. He rushed again among the waves, to find the son of the wind.
Page 140 - The truth, when feparated from the legendary and miraculous embellifhments with which it is adorned by thefe writers, feems to have been this : That fome time near the end of the third, or beginning of the fourth century, the Chriftians in the Roman province in Britain were perfecuted for their religion : that in this perfecution St. Alban, a native of Verulamium, fuffered martyrdom in that city, and was the...
Page 111 - ... and offered human victims to their Gods. It had unhappily become an article in the druidical creed, " That nothing but the life of man " could atone for the life of man.
Page xi - Each book begins and ends at fome remarkable revolution, and contains the hiftory and delineation of the firft of thefe revolutions, and of the intervening period. Every one of thefe ten books is uniformly divided into feven chapters, which do not carry on the thread of the hiftory one after another, as in other works of this kind ; but all the feven chapters of the fame book begin at the fame point of time, run parallel to one another, and end together ; each chapter prefeating the reader with the...
Page 112 - They take a man who is to be sacrificed, and kill him with one stroke of a sword above the diaphragm — and by observing the posture in which he falls, his different convulsions, and the direction in which the blood flows from his body, they form their predictions according to certain rules which have been left them by their ancestors.
Page 170 - CANTIDM; an ancient territory in South Britain, whence the English word Kent is derived, supposed to have been the first district which received a colony from the continent The situation of Cantium occasioned its being much frequented by the Romans, who generally took their way through it in their marches to and from the continent. Few places in Britain are more frequently mentioned by the Roman writers than Portus Rulupensis.
Page 81 - Though neither Dio nor Herodian make any mention of a wall built by Severus in Britain for the protection of the Roman province, yet we have abundant evidence from other writers of equal authority, that he really built fuch a wall. " He fortified Britain {fays Spartian) with a '« wall drawn acrofs the ifland, from fea to fea ; which " is the greateft glory of his reign.

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