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THE

FLOWERS

OF

MQBEMN HISTORY.

COMPREHENDING

ON A NEW PLAN,

TJtE MOST REMARKABLE REVOLUTIONS AND EVENTS, AS WELL
AS THE MOST EMINENT AND ILLUSTRIOUS CHARACTERS, OF
MODERN TIMES;
WITH A VIEW OF THE

PROGRESS OF SOCIETY AND MANNERS,

ARTS AND SCIENCES, ^

FROM THE ^^^^^
IRRUPTION OP THE GOTHS AND VANDALS, £

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ERN NATIONS, UPON THE ROMA
TO THE

CONCLUSION OP THE AMERICAN WAR.
DESIGNED FOR THE

IMPROVEMENT AND ENTERTAINMENT

OF YOUTH.


BY THE REV. JOHN ADAMS, A. M.

Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dutch no a. — «.i

PUBLISHED BY BENNET AND WALTON)
BOOK-SELLERS, PHILADELPHIA.

JAMES J. WILSON, PRINTER, TRENTON.

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IT is the business of an able Historian to ex

hibit manners as well as facts and events; for certainly, whatever displays the state and life of mankind, in different periods, and illustrates the

interesting, than the detail of sieges and battles. To engage my Readers to the study of History, written upon this plan, is the design of the folfollowing Performance. It is aCompilation from the most celebrated Historians; such as, Hume, Robertson, Goldsmith, Guthrie; and Russel, Author of the History of Modem Europe, a late publication of very great merit.

progress of the human mind, is mi

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