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A BRI D G M E N T

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The INVASION of JULIUS CÆSAR, to the

DEATH of GEORGE II.

By DR. GOLDSMIT H.

L O N D ON:

Printed for B. LAW, Ave-Mary-Lane; G. ROBINSON,

Pater-nofter-Row ; G. KEARSLY, Fleet-Street ; T.
DAVIES, Ruffel-Street ; T. BECKIT, T. CADELL, ang
T. Evans, in the Strand.

MDCCLXXIV,

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1. The HISTORY of ENGLAND, from the INVASION of JULIUS CESAR, to the DEATH of GEORGE II. Four vol. 8vo. with the Heads of the Monarchs, 11. 45.

II. The HISTORY of ROME, from the BUILDING of the City, to the DesTRUCTION of the WESTERN EMPIRE. Two Vol. 8vo. 12 s.

III. The HISTORY of GREECE, from the EARLIEST STATE, to the DEATH of ALEXANS. DER the GREAT. Two Vol. 8vo. 12 S.

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Of BRITAIN, from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the

Abdication of the Romans.

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RITAIN was but very little known to the rest

of the world before the time of the Romans. The coasts opposite Gaul were frequented by merchants who traded thither for such commodities as the natives were able to produce. These, it is thought, after a time poffefsed themselves of all the maritime places where they had at first been permitted to reside. There, finding the country fertile, and commodiously situated for trade, they settled upon the sea-side, and introduced the practice of agriculture. But it was very different with the inland inhabitants of the country, who considered themselves as the lawful poffeffors of the soil. These avoided all

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