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The History of Mankind from the Creation to the Deluge, 9 From the Deluge to the Building of Babel,

18 Of Egypt,

33 Remarks relative to the difference of complexion in mankind, 42 Thie Assyrian Empire,

45 The Persian Monarchy,

48 The Grecian Monarchy,

49 Rome....Under Kings and Consals: --Punic Wars.

55 The Gracchi..... Marius and Sylla.....Pompey and Cæsar.... Triumvirate of Octavianus... Mark Anthony and Lepidus,

Under the Emperors....Partition of the Empire under Dioclesian... Constantine transfers the seat of Empire,

63 Final division of the Empire between the sons of Constantine......Establishment of the Goths in Italy..... Charlemagne, Emperor of the West....Fall of the Eastern Empire,

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DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.

Frontispiece to face the Title.
Wisdom to front page 79.
Female Captive to front page 205.
Sir William Wallace to front page 264.

AN

EPITOME

OF THE

HISTORY OF ALL NATIONS.

CHAPTER I.

The History of Mankind from the Creation to the

Deluge.

We shall commence our History with a concise account of the cosmogony, according to Moses' inspired narration.

Of the first creation of the heaven and the earth there is no particular description in the sacred volume: nor was it requisite that the inspired author of the Penta. teuch should express himself in any other terms than those which substantiate the important truth, that they were created by the immediate power of God.

The earth, subsequent to the creation, was a dark and shapeless mass of matter ; but, at the sovereign command of the Almighty, the cheerful light appeared, the firmament expanded, to divide the upper from the lower waters; the congregated floods retired to their destined bed ; and the dry land was crowned with a rich profusion of herbage, fruits and flowers.

These great occurrences having occupied the three first days, the succeeding one was devoted to an illumination of the newly created globe: the face of heaven

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