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Cappadocia was reduced to a Roman province by Ger

manicus, that being the first kingdom that he Took. Caligula was assassinated by Chereas, and he served him

Right. London founded by the Romans, is now the largest city in

Europe. Caractacus was carried to Rome in chains, and kept till he was

Old. The Druids were destroyed by Nero, who persecuted the Druids and the

Jews. Boadicea defeated the Romans under Suetonius, with. out firing a single

Shot The First Persecution by Nero, gave rise to

A Huge War Nero set Rome on fire, and it could not be extinguished by

A Shower. Josephus the Jewish Historian, was

A Jew and a Whig. Jerusalem was taken by Titus Emperor of Rome, who cut down their buildings with

An Axe. In the Plague at Rome, every person attacked, died very

Quick When Herculaneum and Pompeii were destroyed, some of the inhabitants escaped in

A Cab. Julius Agricola was elected Governor of South Britain, an important

Office. Britain was conquered by the Romans under Domitian, who captured every fertile

Valley. Pliny the Younger sent an account of the Christians to

Trajan, who thought their worship A Weighty Sin. Trajan's column erected at Rome, was higher than the 140_114

Stairs of a Theatre. The Jews massacred 200,000 Greeks and Romans, showing their hostility to be very

Deadly Plutarch the Biographer,

Died Happy The Caledonians reconquered Scotland from the Romans, and settled at

Dundee Adrian led an Expedition into Britain, where his army was brought to

A Stand. The Romans destroy 580,000 Jews in Judea, and put them in

A Tomb on a Hill When the Fast of Lent was instituted, Christians drank nothing but

Water and Wine. Antoninus Pius defeated the Moors, Germans, etc., in a battle like that at

Waterloo. Glass-making was practiced by the Chinese, who made windows for their

New Houses. When Septimius Severus built a wall across Britain, he

Knew he was Safe. Grist-mills were invented in Ireland, where they ground grain without

Any Water. Alexander Severus was murdered in his Army, as if he had been a worthless

Animal. The Franks first mentioned in History, had a title which they still

Inherit. Ossian the Caledonian Poet, by his writings has much increased our stock of

Knowledge. The Temple of Diana burned at Ephesus, was a more

splendid building than A New Watch-house. Zenobia Queen of Palmyra, taken by Aurelian, was

A New Queen Candle-light was introduced into churches, to give light for

A New Choir. Porcelain ware invented in China, would not make a very good

Anchor Silk was first brought into Eurove from India, where it had been cultivated by

A Negro.


The Tenth Persecution of the Christians, destroyed more than would have died of

Miasma. Constantine the first Christian Emperor, began his reign, and delivered an inaugural

Message. Constantine the Great, saw a Cross the Heavens, re. minding him of the

Madonna. Christianity became the religion of the Roman Empire, a religion that made

Men Holy. The Council of Nice; the first general Council, made

Men Holy. Constantine abolished the combats of Gladiators, which

A Humane Law. Constantine removed the seat of the Roman Empire to

Constantinople, and conquered Many a Foe. Church Music was introduced into worship, when sing. ing sounded like

A Mellow Sigh. When Paris was founded, the white houses were scattered about like stars in the

Milky-way The Eastern and Western Roman Empires were divi. ded, with

A Measure. Bells were invented by Paulinius, and kept for sale in

Ware-houses. Fergus the first King of Scotland, began to reign, and

Years at War. Rome was sacked and plundered by Alaric king of the

Visigoths, and an army of barbarous Hordes. France was founded by Pharamond, and many years

have elapsed without bringing that country to Ruins. Saddles were invented, that horsemen could conveni. ently go on

An Errand. Theodosius established public schools, and attempted the restoration of learning, or

A Renewal The Romans withdrew their troops from Britain, giving the British a full

Range. Carthage surrendered to Genseric—and the kingdom of

the Vandals in Africa began, with A War Mob.

was for


Archery was introduced into Britain, and practiced by all the

Warriors. The Saxons first arrived in Britain under Hengist and Horsa, sending before them

A Herald At the Battle of Chalons, 163,000 men were slain, be

ing the most bloody battle ever fought in the World. At the Fall of the Western Roman Empire, all the soldiers rode off on

A War Coach The Kingdom of Sweden (Ancient Scandinavia) began, soon after it was

Surveyed Shoeing of Horses was first introduced, that the hard roads might not

Wear the Foot When Saint Patrick the patron Saint of Ireland, died, he was a Saint of great

Repute. Clovis I. King of France, was converted to Christianity,

before any other king in Europe or Asia Paris was made the capital of France, and there king Clovis spent his

Holidays The Fleet of Vatialanus was destroyed by a burning

mirror, which burned every ship and Lighter Justinian's code of Moral Law, was most as strong as

A Lion's Paw. Belisarius reduced Carthage and the Moors, conquering every

Holy Moor. The Kingdom of Northumberland when founded, was

as strong as if surrounded by A Wall of Rock. The Latin Language ceased to be spoken in Italy, long after the days of

Livius. Gregory the Great, Pope of Rome, was

Holy and Pious. Christianity was introduced into Britain by St. Augus. tin, who carried there the

Holy Book Mahomet published his Koran, and Christians discov. ered that it was

A Cheat New Jerusalem was taken, and the Cross of Christ carried

away, and perhaps hid in A Watch-tower.

At the Hegira, or Mahomet's flight, his claims to be thought a prophet were not

Genuine. Pens made from a goose's quill, look little like

A Huge Mill Christianity was introduced into China, where they had formerly worshipped

A Showy Image. The Alexandrian Library burned by the Saracens, con

tained books enough to fill A Huge Ware-house. The University of Cambridge was founded, perhaps by

A Juror. Organs were invented and first used in churches, per. haps by the

Sage Jews. When the Republics and Doges of Venice were established, they owned considerable

Shipping When Spain was conquered by the Saracens, they had

A Gay Time. The Christian Era was adopted by Historians, after paganism had gone to its

Grave. Bagdad was made the seat of the Caliphs, by Almansor,

whose successor gave to Charlemagne A Clock. When Charlemagne commenced his reign in France, he

A Gay Chief. Charlemagne conquered Lombardy and annexed Italy to

France, by fighting harder than A Quaker. Haroun al Raschid declared war against the Romans, and told them to

Go and Fight. At the Golden period of Learning in Arabia, they knew more than

A Gay Fool. When Law pleading in courts was first practiced,

every one employing a lawyer had to Give a Fee. The Empire of the West established by Charlemagne, was applauded by numerous

Voices. The Kingdom of Denmark was established by Gotricus, while there on

A Visit. The Kingdom of England was founded by Egbert, and

1000 years have not brought it to its Evening


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