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if you happen to examine a Map of the area, you can find, within the left-hand higher nook of the japanese Hemisphere, Islands mendacity within the sea. they're England and Scotland, and eire. England and Scotland shape the larger a part of those Islands. eire is the subsequent in dimension. The little neighbouring islands, that are so small upon the Map as to be mere dots, are mainly little bits of Scotland,—broken off, I dare say, during an outstanding size of time, through the facility of the stressed water.

In the outdated days, a protracted, lengthy whereas in the past, prior to Our Saviour was once born in the world and lay asleep in a manger, those Islands have been within the comparable position, and the stormy sea roared around them, simply because it roars now. however the sea used to be no longer alive, then, with nice ships and courageous sailors, crusing to and from all elements of the area. It was once very lonely. The Islands lay solitary, within the nice expanse of water. The foaming waves dashed opposed to their cliffs, and the grim winds blew over their forests; however the winds and waves introduced no adventurers to land upon the Islands, and the savage Islanders knew not anything of the remainder of the area, and the remainder of the realm knew not anything of them.

It is meant that the Phœnicians, who have been an historical humans, recognized for wearing on exchange, got here in ships to those Islands, and located that they produced tin and lead; either very beneficial issues, as you recognize, and either produced to this very hour upon the sea-coast. the main celebrated tin mines in Cornwall are, nonetheless, just about the ocean. one among them, which i've got obvious, is so on the subject of it that it really is hollowed out beneath the sea; and the miners say, that during stormy climate, after they are at paintings down in that deep position, they could listen the noise of the waves thundering above their heads. So, the Phœnicians, coasting in regards to the Islands, may come, with out a lot hassle, to the place the tin and lead were.

The Phœnicians traded with the Islanders for those metals, and gave the Islanders another priceless issues in alternate. The Islanders have been, before everything, bad savages, going nearly bare, or purely wearing the tough skins of beasts, and marking their our bodies, as different savages do, with colored earths and the juices of vegetation. however the Phœnicians, crusing over to the other coasts of France and Belgium, and announcing to the folk there, ‘We were to these white cliffs around the water, that you may see in high-quality climate, and from that state, known as Britain, we deliver this tin and lead,’ tempted the various French and Belgians to return over additionally. those humans settled themselves at the south coast of britain, that is now referred to as Kent; and, even supposing they have been a coarse humans too, they taught the savage Britons a few priceless arts, and superior that a part of the Islands. it truly is possible that folks came around from Spain to eire, and settled there.

Thus, through little and little, strangers grew to become combined with the Islanders, and the savage Britons grew right into a wild, daring humans; virtually savage, nonetheless, specifically within the inside of the rustic clear of the ocean the place the international settlers seldom went; yet hardy, courageous, and strong.

The entire kingdom was once coated with forests, and swamps. The higher a part of it used to be very misty and chilly. there have been no roads, no bridges, no streets, no homes that you'd imagine deserving of the identify. A city used to be not anything yet a suite of straw-covered huts, hidden in a thick wooden, with a ditch all around, and a low wall, made from dust, or the trunks of bushes positioned one upon one other. the folk planted very little corn, yet lived upon the flesh in their flocks and farm animals. They made no cash, yet used steel earrings for funds. They have been shrewdpermanent in basket-work, as savage humans usually are; they usually can make a co...

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