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A testimonie out of the fourteenth Booke of the Annales of Cornelius
  Tacitus, proouing London to haue bene a famous - Page 140
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* * * * * A Testimonie Out Of The Fourteenth Booke Of The Annales Of Cornelius Tacitus, Proouing London To Haue Bene A Famous Mart Towne In The Reigne Of Nero The Emperour, Which Died In The Yeere Of Christ 70.

At Suetonius mira constantia medios inter hostes Londinium perrexit, cognomento quidem colonia non insigne, sed copia negociatorum & commeatu maxime celebre.

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But Suetonius with wonderfull constancie passed through the middest of his enemies, vnto London, which though it were not honoured with the name and title of a Romane Colonie, yet was it most famous for multitude of Marchants and concourse of people.

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A testimome out of Venerable Beda (which died in the yeere of our Lord 734.) proouing London to haue bene a Citie of great traffike and Marchandize not long after the beginning of the Saxons reigne.

Anno Dommina incarnationis sexcentesimo quarto Augustinus Britanniarum Archiepiscopus ordinauit duos Episcopos, Mellitum videlicet & Iustum: Mellitum quidem ad pradicandum prouincia Orientalium Saxonum, qui Tamesi fluuio dirimuntur a Cantia & ipsi Orientali Mari contigui, quorum Metropolis Londonia Ciuitas est super ripam prafati fluminis posita & ipsa multorum emporium populorum, terra marique venientium. [Footnote: Beda Ecclesiastica historia Gentis Anglornm lib. 2. cap 3.]

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In the yeere of the incarnation of Chnst 604. Augustine Archbishop of Britaine consecrated two Bishops, to wit Mellitus and Iustus. He appoynted Mellitus to preach to the East Saxons which are diuided from Kent by the riuer of Thames, and border vpon the Easterne sea, whose chiefe and Metropolitane Citie is London seated vpon the banke of the aforesaid riuer, which is also a Marte Towne of many nations, which repayre thither by sea and by land.

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