The history of Great Britain, from the first invasion of it by the Romans, Volume 1

T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1805

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Page 192 - 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 151 - Caesar acquaints us, that they taught their disciples many things about the nature and perfections of God. Some writers are of opinion, and have taken much learned pains to prove, that our Druids, as well as the other orders of ancient...
Page 212 - 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...
Page 168 - ... 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 254 - The name of this Britifh nation feems to be derived from the three following Britifh words ; Tri, Now, Hant, which fignify the inhabitants of the new city. This name was perhaps given them by their neighbours, on account of their having newly come from the continent into Britain, and having there founded a city called Tri-now, or the new City, the moft ancient name of the renowned metropolis of J6 Horf.
Page 188 - ... family and relations ; and *' having, in their prefence, tried her for her *' life and fame, pronounced her innocent of *' any thing immoral. Pomponia lived many " years after this trial, but always led a gloomy '*
Page 206 - The holy doctors, after they had almost extinguished paganism over the whole island, dedicated the temples, that had been founded in honour of many gods, to the one only God and his saints, and filled them with congregations of Christians.
Page 304 - ... to their decifions. This was the fentence of excommunication or interdict, which they pronounced againft particular perfons, or whole tribes, when they refufed to fubmit to their decrees. The interdicts of the Druids were no lefs dreadful than thofe of the Popes, when their power was at its greateft height. The unhappy perfons againft whom they were fulminated, were not only excluded from all facrifices and religious rites ; but they were held in univerfal deteftation, as impious and abominable...
Page 109 - A,.D. repaired fuch of them as they had deftroyed, until they recovered "the whole country to the fouth of Severus's wall, which had long been the boundary of the empire on that fide. But Theodofius, not yet fatiated with victory and fuccefs, purfued the flying enemy ftill further, and drove them beyond the wall of Antoninus Pius, which he repaired, and made once more the frontier of the Roman territories in Britain. The country between the two walls he reduced into the form of a province, which...
Page 224 - Chriftian worfhip, and moft conducive to real piety. But after they came to enjoy fecurity, wealth, and royal favour, they began to embellifh their worfhip with many new-invented ceremonies, and even adopted fome of the Pagan rites and practices with little alteration. Great numbers of magnificent churches were built, and adorned with the pictures of faints and martyrs, in imitation of the Heathen temples ; the...

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