Mona antiqua restaurata: an archæological discourse on the antiquities, natural and historical, of the Isle of Anglesey, the ancient seat of the Druids. In two essays. With an appendix, containing a comparative table of primitive words, and the derivatives of them in several of the tongues of Europe; with remarks upon them. Together with some letters, and three catalogues

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Printed for J. Knox, 1766 - Anglesey (Wales) - 357 pages
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Page 50 - And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones, and they took stones, and made a heap: and they did eat there upon the heap.
Page 96 - ... on end; which ftones fo funk and well clofed about with earth, and the tops of them appearing level to the top of the mount, on which the other flat...
Page 222 - And Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. And he went from year to year in circuit to Beth-el, and Gilgal, and Mizpeh, and judged Israel in all those places.
Page i - Anglesey, the Ancient Seat of the British Druids. In Two Essays. With an Appendix, containing a Comparative Table of Primitive Words, and the Derivatives of them, in several of the Tongues of Europe ; with Remarks upon them.
Page 95 - ... of them, to receive into them proportionable weights and counterpoifes, and with hands enough to guide and manage the engines ; I...
Page 252 - Caesar, had been as moderate in the height of fortune, as my birth and dignity was eminent, I might have come a friend rather than a captive into this city. Nor couldst thou have disliked him for a confederate, so noble of descent, and ruling so many nations. My present estate to me disgraceful, to thee is glorious. I had riches, horses, arms, and men ; no wonder then if I contended not to lose them.
Page 74 - Ceflation of Oracles, was probably occafioned by fomething of this kind. •* There are many iflands which lie fcattered " about the ifle of Britain, after the manner of " our Sporades. They are generally unpeopled, " and fome of them are called the Iflands of " the Heroes. One Demetrius was fent by " the emperor (perhaps Claudius) to difcover tc thofe parts.
Page 77 - Homer, p. 1 04. them ; and, which is more remarkable, they could, as if they had the ufe of telefcopes, fhew the moon very near them, and difcover therein mountains, &c. They had a large grove and temple of a round form to which the priefts frequently reforted with their harps to chaunt the praifes of APOLLO their great Deity. They had a language of their own, but fome Greeks had been in the ifland...
Page 141 - I take it to be a relick of Druidism, particularly from a noted Story related by Vopiscus of the Emperor Dioclesian, who when a private soldier in Gallia, on his removing thence, reckoning with his Hostess, who was a Druid woman, she told him he was too penurious, and did not bear in him the noble soul of a Soldier. On his reply that his pay was small, she, looking...
Page 75 - Claudius] to discover those parts ; and arriving at one of the islands, next adjoining to the fore-mentioned, which was inhabited by some few Britons, (but those held sacred and inviolable by all their countrymen,) immediately after his arrival, the air grew black and troubled, strange apparitions were seen, the winds raised a tempest, and fiery spouts, or whirlwinds, appeared dancing towards the earth. When these prodigies were ceased, the islanders informed him, that some one of the aerial beings,...

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