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4. with such was ye. State of Britain when Cesar first attack'd it. He sail'd from Gaul in August 55th year before Christ, & landed near Deal as many think with great probability, but in their attempting it were attack'd by ye. Natives, whom he put to flight, & so much intimidated yt. they sent offers of peace, which was soon broke by ye. Britons who attack'd him in his intrenchments; they were again defeated & renew'd their desire of peace; this happening near ye. equinox, Cesar thought proper to return to Gaul, thus ended his first expedition. Upon his Second attempt, he found ye. Britons more numerous; but ye. discipline of his men, genly. made him victorious over this naked people, ^ on whom at last He impos'd a certain tribute, & left ye. Island towards ye. equinox. After ye. death of Cesar, ye. Civil Wars, prevented ye. Romans of thinking of Britain; during ye. Reigns of Augustus, & Tiberius, these Islanders had frequent intercourse with ye. Roman Emp-e. Some of their Nobility were educated in Rome itself. Caligula's intention of invading Britain & his triumph of Coecle Shells are known to every body, but this peace of folly prov'd fatal to ye. Britons, who judging from thence ye. Romans to be affraid of them, suffer'd themselves to be surpriz'd by Claudius ye. weakest of his Successors His Lieut. Plautius beat them in several encounters, but ye. Emp. coming with a new army assisted by his Gen. Vespasian subdued ye. Belgic nations, while Plautius carried on a successful, tho' more difficult war against ye. old Britons, headed by Caraticus one of ye. greatest Ps. of ye. Country. Various were ye. enterprises form'd by succeeding Roman Gens. till at last in ye. year 80. Agricola subdued all England