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5.1. Noe.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 1] After the floud (as Annius of Viter|bo recordeth) & reaſon alſo enforceth,In commen [...]. ſuper. 4. lib. Beroſ. de an|tiquit. li. 2. Noe was the only Monark of al the world, and as the ſame Annius ga|thereth by the accounte of Moyſes in the .100,Annius vt ſupra. yeare after the [...]oud Noe deuided the earth among his three ſen [...]e aſſigning to the poſſeſſi|on of his eldeſt ſonne, all that portion of la [...]de, which [...]owe is knowne by the name of ASIA, and to his ſecond ſonne Ch [...], he appointed all that part of the world which now is called Af|frica. Vnto his thirde ſonne I [...]phet, was allotted all. [...]ur [...]pa, with all the Ale [...] thereto belongyng, wherin among other was conteined this our Ile of Britayn, with the other yles therto belonging.

5.2. Iaphet.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 [figure appears here on page 1] THis Iaphet third ſon of Noe, who is of ſome called Ia|petus, and of o|ther, Atlas M [...]|rus (bycauſe hee departed this life in Man [...]itania) was the firſte as Bodinus affyr|meth by the authoritie and cõſe [...]t of the Hebrue Greke & latin writers) that peopled the coũtreys. of Europe,Iohannes Bo|dinus ad ſac. [...]iſt. cogn. which afterward he deuided among his ſonnes of the which Tubal (as Tarapha af|firmeth) obteined the kingdom of Spain.Franciſcus Tarapha. Gomer had dominion ouer the Italians, and as Berdſus and diuers other authors agree, Samothes was the founder of the kingdom of Celtica, which cõ|teined in it as [...]ale witneſſeth) a great parte of Europe, but ſpecially thoſe coũtreys, which now are knowne by ye names of Galli [...] & Britannia.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 EEBO page image 2Thus was this Ilande inhabited and people [...] within .200.Britayn inha|bited shortly after the floud. yeres after the floud by the children of Iaphet the ſonne of Noe: and this is not on|ly proued by Annius, writing vpõ Beroſus, but alſo confirmed by Moyſes in the ſcripture, where he writeth, that of the ofſpring of Iaphet, the yles of the Gentils (wherof Britayn is one) were ſor|ted into regions in the tyme of Phaleg, the ſon of Hiber,

Theophilus e|piſcop. Antio|chi. ad Antol. lib. 2.

The vvordes of Theophilus a doctor of the church [...], vvho liued An. Chri|ſti. 160.

who was born at the tyme of the diuiſion of languages. Herevpon Theophilus hath theſe words: Cũ priſcis temporibus pauci foret homines, in Arabia & Chaldaea poſt linguarum diuiſionem aucti & multiplicati paulatim ſunt hinc qui|dam abierunt verſus Orientem, quidam conceſ|ſere ad partes maioris continentis, alij porrò profecti ſunt ad Septentrionem ſedes quaeſituri, nec prius deſierunt terrã vbi occupare, qua etiã Britãno [...] in Arctois climatibus acceſſerĩt. &c. engliſhed thus. VVhen at the firſt there were not many men in Arabia & Chaldea, it came to paſſe, that after the deuiſion of tongs, they began ſomwhat better to increaſe & multiplie, by which occaſion ſome of them went toward the eaſt, & ſome toward the parties of the great mayn land: Diuers went alſo northwards to ſeeke them dwellyng places, ney|ther ſtayed they to repleniſhe the earth as they went, til they came vnto the yles of Britain, lying vnder the north pole. &c. Hitherto Theophilus.

Compare 1587 edition: 1 Theſe things conſidered, Gildas the Briton had great reaſon to think that this countrey had bin inhabited from the beginning: and Polydore Vergil was with no leſſe cõſideration hereby in|forced to cõfeſſe that the Ile of Britayne had re|ceiued inhabitauntes forthwith after the floud.

5.3. Samothes.


Compare 1587 edition: 1 Gen. 2. De migr. gen. [figure appears here on page 2] SAmothes ye 6. begottẽ ſon of Iaphet called by Moyſes Meſech, by others Dis, receyued for his portion, (according to the reporte of Wolf|gangus Lazius) all the countrey lying betwene the riuer of Rheyn & the Pyrenian mountayns, where hee founded the kingdome of Celtica ouer his people called Celtae. Which name Bale affirmeth to haue bin indif|ferent to the inhabitants both of the countrey of Gallia, Cent. 1. and the Ile of Britain, and that he plan|ted colonies of mẽ broght forth of the eaſt parts) in either of them,Anti. lib. 1. fyrſt in the mayne land, & after in the Iland. He is reported by Beroſus to haue excelled al men of that age in leening and know|ledge:Bale ſcript. Brit. cent. 1. and alſo is thought by Bale to haue im|parted the ſame among his people, namely the vnderſtanding of the ſundry courſes of the ſtar|res,Caeſar cõmen. lib. 8. the order of inferiour things, with many o|ther matters incident to the morall and politike gouernement of mans life: & to haue deliuered the ſame in the Ph [...]nician letters:In qui [...] temp. De [...] Contra [...] pio [...]. out of whiche the Grekes (according to the opinion of Archilochus) deuiſed & deriued the greke charecters, in ſomuche that Xenophon & Ioſephus do conſtantly report (although Diogenes Laertius be againſt it) that both the Grekes and other nations receyued their letters and lerning firſt from theſe countreys. Of this king and his lerning, aroſe a ſect of Phi|loſophers, ſaith Annius, firſt in Britain,li. de [...] ſucceſ [...] & after in Gallia, the whiche of his name were called S [...]|mothes. They, as Ariſtotle & Secion write, were paſſing ſkilful both in the law of god & man: and for that cauſe excedingly giuen to religion, eſpe|cially the inhabitants of this yle of Britain, in ſo much that the whole nation did not only take the name of thẽ, but the yland it ſelfe,Script. [...] cent. 1. De [...] cent. lib. [...] This [...] Sa [...]thea as Bale & doc|tor Cay agree, came to be called Samothea, which was the firſte peculiar name that euer it had, and by the which it was eſpecially known: before the arriuall of Albion.

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