Tacitus, or rather his father-in-law Agricola, might
remark the German or Spanish complexion of some British
tribes. But it was their sober, deliberate opinion: "In
universum tamen aestimanti Gallos vicinum solum occupasse
credibile est Eorum sacra deprehendas . . . sermo haud
multum diversus" (in Vit. Agricol. c. xi.). Caesar had
observed their common religion (Comment. de Bello Gallico,
vi. 13); and in his time the emigration from the Belgic Gaul
was a recent, or at least an historical event (v. 12) .
Camden, the British Strabo, has modestly ascertained our
genuine antiquities (Britannia, vol. i. Introduction, p.
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