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THE

WORKS

82148

OF

SIR WALTER RALE GH, KT.

NOW FIRST COLLECTED :

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

THE LIVES OF THE AUTHOR,

BY OLDYS AND BIRCH.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD.

BOOK V. CHAP. 4-6.

OXFORD

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

MDCCCXXIX.

THE FIRST PART

OF THE

HISTORY

OP THB

W O R L D:

ENTREATING OF

THE TIMES FROM THE SETTLED RULE OF ALEXANDER'S SUC-
CESSORS IN THE EAST, UNTIL THE ROMANS, PREVAILING
OVER ALL, MADE CONQUEST OF ASIA AND MACEDON.

BOOK V. CONTINUED.

CHAP. IV. Of Philip the father of Perseus, king of Macedon. His first acts and war with the Romans, by whom he was subdued.

SECT. I.
How the Romans grew acquainted in the east countries, and desirous

of war there. The beginning of many princes, with great wars,
at one time. The Ætolians overrun Peloponnesus. Philip and
his associates make war against the Ætolians. Alteration of
the state in Sparta. The Ætolians invade Greece and Macedon,

and are invaded at home by Philip. Of the great similitude found in worldly events, the limitation of a matter hath been assigned as a probable cause. For since nature is confined unto a subject that is not un

a Plut. in Vita Sertorii. RALEGH, VOL. IV.

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