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[[deletion]] great Success [[/deletion]] As to ye. old Britons they had also many small ^ [[addition]] Sovereigntys [[/addition]] [[deletion]] [[unclear]] [[/deletion]] by no means united together in a common cause, for tho' those whom Caesar attack'd defended themselves, ye. remoter parts remain'd quiet till ye. Conqueror approach'd, besides ye. Southern parts of ye. Island next to ye. Continent was in ye. hands of another People, whom tho' at first they receiv'd as friends, at last became their bitterest Enemies. There was a great difference in ye. ways of life of these two people, ye. antient Britons liv'd like ye. Nomades upon milk & roots, thier sole employment was keeping [[deletion]] of [[/deletion]] ye. Cattle without Towns or Cities, on ye. contrary ye. Gauls liv'd in a more civiliz'd manner they were both Husbandmen & Merchants, & associated together in Towns & Villages; both Nations had warlike dispositions, great intrepidity in ye. midst of danger. ye. Strip'd Plad belted about their loins & trowsers of various colours, was ye. Common dress of all; tho' ye. poorer sort frequently went naked ye. greatest magnificence shewn by ye. Britons, was in their chariots for war, of which they had great numbers arming ye. wheels with sharp Sythes; they had among them the Broad Sword, daggers, & javelins, with little round Shields cover'd with leather, & brass nails; ye. Common People could not afford ye. use of iron, so made use of darts of Wood, burnt & made Sharp at ye. Ends, with long Staves edg'd with Flint, [[deletion]] & ye. [[unclear]] [[/deletion]] [[deletion]] frequently oblig'd to go nacked; [[/deletion]] but ye. Gauls had coats of Male; javeling battle-axes &c. Both Nations charg'd in battle with an impetuosity hardly to be resisted; but if battl'd in their first on set, they were soon put into confusion, & totally ignorant of discipline, & unprovided with warlike stores, they had no other defence, but what their love of liberty [[unclear]] them [[catchword]] with. [[/catchword]]