Observations on the Bequest of Henry Flood

Observations on the Bequest of Henry Flood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1795 edition. Excerpt: ...country; and this part was also colonized from Ireland f. This colonization colonization is asserted by all the venerable English writers; scarcely any one has ever attempted to question it; and the inhabitants there at this day speak a dialect of the Irish or Erse as they call it. Nay Camden considers it as so certain, that he says, " that if all histories were lost, " and no writings made it known, ' that we English were descended " from the Germans, and the genuine " Scots from the Jri/h, and the Armori-" can Britains from our Britains, yet " the communion of languages alone " would clearly evince it; nay more " clearly than the authority of the " most profound historians." The Vide Shaw's Gaelic Dictionary, f And so Mr. James Me. Pherson, in his introduction to the history of the ancient Britons, fays, " Alba, or Albin, the name by which the - ancient Scots, in their native language, have " from all antiquity distinguished their division os " Britain, seems to be the fountain from which " the Greeks derived their Albion." inference Quod si omnes omnium historiae intercidissent, & nemo literis prodidisset nos Anglos e Germanis, genuinos Scotos ex Hibernis, Britones Armoricanos a noslris inference that I make from this is, that Aristotle having called England Albion (and here let me observe, that when I say England I mean the whole island, using this modern and familiar name to avoid a confusion with the the old names, of which I am speaking) Aristotle, I say, having called England Albion, and having got that name from the Ph nicians, for reasons already stated; the Ph nicians must have got it from the Irish, it nostris Britannis prognatos fuisse, ipsarum lingua-rum communitas hoc facile evinceret, imo facilius, quam vel..show more

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  • 9781236657923