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1 More particularly in the worship of their divinity lieu or Hesus, the god of war.
2 This he did officially, but not effectually, and the Druids survived as a class for many centuries both in Gaul and Britain.
3 He alludes to the British shores bordering on the Atlantic. See B. xix. c. 2.
4 It is a curious fact that the round towers of Ireland bear a strong resemblance to those, the ruins of which are still to be seen on the plains of ancient Persia.
5 "Ut dedisse Persis videri possit." This might possibly mean, "That Persia might almost seem to have communicated it direct to Britain." Ajasson enumerates the following superstitions of ancient Britain, as bearing probable marks of an Oriental origin: the worship of the stars, lakes, forests, and rivers; the ceremonials used in cutting the plants samiolus, selago, and mistletoe, and the virtues attributed to the adder's egg.
6 Ajasson seems inclined to suggest that this may possibly bear reference to the Christian doctrines of redemption and the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
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