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A B R I D G M E N T
H IS TO RY
E N G L A N D
The INVASION of JULIUS CAESAR, to the
DEATH of GEORGE II.
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1. The HISTORY of ENGLAND, from the INVASION of JULIUS CAESAR, to the Death of GEORGE II. Four vul. 8vo, with the heads of the Monarchs, 11. 48.
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 ALEXAN. DER the GREAT. Two vol, 8vo. 125.
Τ Η Ε
H I S T o R Y
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Of BRITAIN from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the
Abdication of the Romans.
RITAIN was but very little kriown 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 possessed themselves of all the maritime places where they had at first been permitted to refide. 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 possessors of the soil. These avoided all