rites that are recorded in Scripture I0 have been pracitifed by the pa~ triarchs.

This part of the work contains

many things very curious, and many alfo that are fanciful and fu- perllitious. i The author fuppofes the Druids to have dealt in diaéalical magic, and that the names ofthe patriarchs contain a prophecy of the Melliah, which, for aught that appears, the world would never have known, if this account of Anglefey had never been written.

The names, fays he, impofed by the Hebrew language, were ge- nerally fuch as betokened the na- ture or fome eminent properties of the things named, or were com- pounded of fuch as did (o, as ap- pears by almoft all the antedilu- vian names recorded in Scripture, particularly thofe ofthe patriarchs, which in confort together exhibit a concife and wonderful {theme and prophecy, in that language, of the reliitution of depraved man- kind by a promifed Mefliah; as ap- pears by the explanation of the patriarchal names in the following table.

Add!!!’ Q ~ - M311 Sub, - - fet or placed Eng/b, - - in mifery Kainan, - - lamentable, Ma/za/eel, » - blefled GOD, jared, - v lhall come down, Henocb, 9 - teaching,

fiIezbufrbe/a, that his death will fend Lamecb, t0 humbled (mitten man Naab, - - confolation.

which amounts to this, that when thefe names are written at length, the Hebrew purport of them is, " That man let or placed in qtifery

azeti z/cb ¢etb je/zotvab,


very lamentable, God blelTed. for evermote, will in his due time come down, teaching the world, that his death will bring to mifer- able man, tell, refreihtnent, and conlblation.” Gen. v. 2g. The Hebrew Lexicons abundantly prove this fignification of thefe names, deriving Kainm, from Kim or Ka- um, i. e. lamenting; which it may well admit of, and is more perti- nent and agreeable with the cur- rent fenfe of this prophecy, than from Karma, to purchafe or pofiielis, which our expolitors generally af. cribe it to. And the latter part of this propofition is evident from the exact fignificancy of many antediluvian words, particularly from Adam’s calling his wife Ifcha, becaufe taken out of him who was Ifch in that tongue, viz. man. And his firll-born, Kain,

from the word Karma, importing-

to receive or pofiiefs, faying, Kiln- l hat~e gotten a man [from] the Lord, Gen. iv. t.

The author fuppo-‘es aliio that what he calls the Titan princes, who overfpread Europe with con- quelts, and afterwards became gods, were of our own race and language; and this he fays appears from the following names.

Jcbmou, i. e. Ban-at]: 0r Aclzau ; probably f0 called by his pollerity, as being head of their lineage,

hrarzur, i. e. Vreriar. tusr m (vi: fupremus) Ac/amorfs (on.

Saturnur, i. e. Saf-tgrn (impera.

etor ltabilis) the firlt fixed and let.

tled monarch ; (on 0f Vranus. jupirer, ja-vir, i. e. ‘(juvenis princeps) Saturn’: (on. . Harem/u, i. e. Ertby/l (horrendus a noted tyrant and detlroyer of people.