The Present State of the Republick of Letters Volume 9

The Present State of the Republick of Letters Volume 9

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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. 1732 edition. Excerpt: ... camp. The fame day ambassadors were sent again to C scr, to treat about peace; who thereupon demands double hostages, and orders them to be sent into Gaul; for the quinox was near, and ic was not thought fafe to fail with such (hips in the winter season. C sar therefore being willing to lay hold of the first favourable opportunity, sets fail a little after midnight, and all his ships arrive fafe at the continent. In this first expedition, C sar made no advances into the Country, and the whole result of ic seems to hjxwe been no more than only to make a discovery of the island, in order to make a more effectual attempt another time. And therefore the next year he set fail with five legions and two thoufand horse, about sun set, with a gentle south-west wind, which together with the tide carried them too far to the north-east. At midnight it fell calm, and when it was light, they perceiv'd they had left Britain on the left hand. But the tide turning they fell to their oars, that they might make the fame port, where C sar had landed the year before. They arriv'd at Britain about noon, but no enemy appear'd. C sar therefore having landed his forces without opposition, and pitch'd upon a proper place for an encampment, march'd about twelve miles before he discover'd the enemy; who retiring with their horse and chariots to a river, began to engage from the rising ground, and endeavour'd to prevent the passage of the Romans. But being vigorously attack'd, they retreated into the woods, from whence they were driven by the seventh legion; tho' C sar gave orders not to pursue them, because they S 4 were were strangers in the country, and great part as the dny being now spent, he wou'd have them reserve time to more

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  • English
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