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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.

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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER
The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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CONTENTS OF VOLUME I. PREFACE 1 THE FIRST AGE OF THE WORLD. FROM B.C. 400 4 το B.C. 2349. The Creation—Adam is driven from Paradise—Cain and Abel— Noah 3 THE SECOND AGE.—FROM B.C. 234 8 το B.C. 1921 . The Deluge—The descendants of Noah—The different divisions of the Nations—The reigns of Belus, Semiramis, Ninus, Astyages, Cyrus, Darius—The divisions of the world into Europe, Asia, and Africa —The colonization of Europe—The tower of Babel . . . 7 THE THIRD AGE.—FROM B.C. 1921 το B.C. 1055. The call of Abraham—The birth of Isaac and Ishmael—The foundation of Argos, by Machus—The story of Esau and Jacob—Apis arrives in Egypt—The history of Joseph—The Exodus—Moses a contemporary of Cecrops—Joshua a contemporary of Bacchus— Busiris, Cadmus, Europa—Apollo is born—The Jewish Judges— Paris carries off Helen—Triptolemus—The Minotaur—Ampheon —Œdipus—Dan»—Fall of Troy, and arrival of JSneas in Italy— Brutus, son of Silvius, is banished into Greece—An oracle warns him to go to Albion—Description of Albion—Brutus founds London in the time of Saul—Descendants of Brutus—David is king 13 THE FOURTH AGE.—FROM B.C. 1055 το B.C. 606. Ebrancus founds York—Solomon builds the temple—The division of the Jewish Tribes—Elijah—Bladud, king of Britain, is contemporary of Elijah—Shiahack plunders Jerusalem—Sardanapalus—End of the kingdom of Assyria)—History of king Lear—Rome is


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