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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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Astyages was conquered ; and when he died, the sovereignty was transferred to the Persians, and Darius, the son of Astyages, reigned with this same Cyrus as his colleague. CH. IT.—The Divisions of the World,- Europe, Mia, and Africa—The Colonization of Europe. THIS habitable world of ours, which is surrounded on all eides by the ocean, has three principal divisions. To wit, Asia, Africa, and Europe; but Asia is the largest. In it there are the following countries :—India, Parthia, Syria, Persia, Media, Mesopotamia, Cappadocia, Palestina, Armenia, Cilicia, Chaldsea, Biffamia, Lydia. In Africa there are these provinces :—Lybia, Cyrene, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, Tripolitania, Egypt, Gœtulia, Natabria, Numidia, the greater and the lesser Syrtee. In Europe there are these countries :—Italy, Spain, Ger many, Macedonia, Thrace, Dalmatia, Pannonia, Gaul, Achaia, the greater and the lesser Britain, Ireland, and the Northern Isles beyond the ocean. The first man of the race of Japhet who came to Europe was named Alanus, and he came with his three sons, whose names are as follows : Isicion, Armenion, and Negno. Isicion had four sons; they are these: Francus, Romanus, Alemannus, and Brito. Armenion had five sons, as follows : Gothus, Valagothus, Ceebidus, Burgundue, and Longobardus. Negno had four sons, whose names are these : Wandalus, Sazo, Bogarus, and Targue. From Isicion, the first-born of Alanus, sprang four nations : the Latins, the Franks, the Germans, and the Britons. From Armenion, the second son, are descended the Goths, the Valagoths, the Cœbidi, the Burgundians, and the Lombards. From Negno, the third son, are derived the Bogari, the Vandals, the Saxons, and the Tharinci. And these nations are scattered over the whole of Europe. But ALanue was, as they say, the son of Frethevit, the son of Ogomun, the son of Thay, the son of Boyb, the son of Simeon, the son of Mayr, the son of Athach, the son of Aurtaach, the son of Cephet, the son of Cozech, the son of Abrech, the son of Ra, the son of Ezra, the son of Isram, the son of Bach, the eon of John, the son of Jabach, the son of Japhet, the son of Noah. Of Asia and Africa we will speak in another place.


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