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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.


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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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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whose daughters they had carried off, and a lasting friendship, so that Tatius, the king of the Sabines, reigned jointly with Romulus, and with equal power. And the Sabines and the Romans became one people, and the Romans, to confirm the union, placed the names of the Sabines before their own ; and in like manner the Sabines prefixed Roman names to theirs ; and from this time forth the custom prevailed, that no one of the Romans was without a prœnomen. It was from this union of the two nations that Romulus got the name of IUirinus, as, after the fashion of the Sabines, he used to carry a spear, which in the Sabine language is called " Quiris." And the Romans too were called Quirites, either from the Quiris, that is to say, from the spear, or from Quirinus. Afterwards, Remus, the brother of Romulus, was slain by Fabius, the general of Romulus, by a shepherd's rake; whether by the consent of Romulus or not, I know not. The canee of his death was this : that he found fault with the rampart, as being insufficient for the protection of the new city, and leapt oyer its scanty defence. But Romulus having in the thirty-ninth year of his reign disappeared near the Caprean Marsh, was believed to have been translated to the gods, and was worshipped under the name of Quirinus. After that the senators ruled at Rome, each governing for five days ; and their successive governments occupied one year. CH. X. — The reigns of Numa, Tullus, Âulus, Tarquinius, Servius—The first census is taken—Tarquinius the Proud— Constantinople is founded, and Marseilles—Arion flourishes— Nabucodònosor takesJerusalem—Belshazzar—Daniel—Cyrus. APTBB Romulus, Numa Pompilius was created king over the Romans, at the same time that Hezekiah was king over the Jews. He carried on no wars, but he did not less good to the state than Romulus had done. For he, like another Moses, gave laws and customs to the Romans, who, from their constant wars, hitherto appeared mere robbers and semi-barbarians. He also divided àie year into ten months, which had pre viously been confused, and left destitute of any accurate com putation, and he established an infinite number of sacrifices and temples at Rome; or, according to some accounts, he

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