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Of the Indian and Arabian Trade in their earliest ages. Use of
Gold and Silver introduced. Origin of Characters or Letters.
Ethiopic, the firft Language. How and why the Hebrew Let-
ter was formed. Some account of the Trade Winds and Mon-
fooms. Fluctuating State of the India trade. Hurt by Military
Expeditions of the Perfians. Revives under the Ptolemies.
Falls to Decay under the Romans. Queen of Saba visits Jerusa-"
lem. Abyffinian Tradition concerning her. Supposed Found-
er of that Monarchy. Abyffinia embraces the Jewish Religion.
Jewish Hierarchy still retained by the Falafha. Books in use
in Abyffinia. Enoch. Abyflinia not converted by the Apostles,
Converfion from Judaifm to Christianity by Frumentius. War
of the Elephant. First appearance of the Small-pox. Jews
Perfecute the Chriftians in Arabia. Defeated by the Abyflini-
ans. Mahomet pretends a Divine Million.
Judith. Restoration of the line of Solomon
ANNALS of Abyffinia. Line of Solomon restored under Icon
Amlac. Quick Succeffion of Princes. Amda Sion, licentious
beginning of this King's Reign, and his rigorous Conduct with
the Monks of Debra Libanos. Saif Araad enjoys a peaceful
Reign. Zara Jacob fends Ambassadors from Jerufalem to the
Council of Florence. Boda Mariam receives much ill ufage dur-
ing the early part of his Life. Nasd, his wife Conduct during
his Reign. David III. an Infant, fucceeds to the Throne. Clau-
dius, the profperous Beginning of his Reign. Sertza Denghel,
Crowned at Axum
FACILIDAS, his Death and Character.
Hannes I. his Bigotry.
Yafous I. his brilliant Expedition to Wechné; Comet appears;
is affaffinated. Tecla Haimanout I. writes in favour of Du
Roule, a French Miffionary; is assassinated while hunting. Ti-
filis, diffembles with his Brother's affaffins, and causes the Regi-
cides to be executed. Ouftas ufurps the Crown; addicted to
Hunting. Falls fick and dies, but how, uncertain. Account of
the Shangalla. David IV. Convocation of the Clergy; Cath-
olic Priests executed; the King dies of poison. Bacuffa, his
bloody Reign; exterminates the Confpirators; counterfeits
Death; becomes very popular. Yafous II. addicted to Hunting;
his Death. Joas affaffinated in his Palace. Hannes II. is poi.
foned by order of Ras Michael. Tecla Haimanout II, his
Character and prudent Behaviour
TRNSACTIONS at Mafuah. Directions to travellers for preferv-
ing their Health. Diseases, Trade, &c. of Mafuah. Confer-
ences with the Naybe. Journey from Arkeeko, over the Moun-
tain Taranta, to Dixan. Journey from Dixan to Adowa, the
Capital of Tigré. Arrive at Adowa, and reception there. Visit
Fremona. Ruins of Axum. Arrive at Siré.
Siré to Addergey, and Tranfactions there.
malmon to Gondar. Reception at Gondar.
of the King. Mr. Bruce's first Audience.
fion of Abyffinia into Provinces. Various Customs in Abyffinia,
fimilar to those in Pruffia, &c. A bloody Banquet defcribed.
State of Religion in that Country. Circumcifion. Excifion, &c. 169
Journey over La-
Battle of Banja.
MR. BRUCE made Governor of Ras el Feel.
Confpiracy against Michael. Mr. Bruce retires to Emfras. Def-
cription of Gondar, Emfras, and Lake Tzana. Mr. Bruce vifits
the great Cataract of Alata. Paffes the Nile. Alarm on ap
proaching the Army. Joins the King. King's Army retreats
towards Gondar. Dangerous Paffage of the Nile. Unpromif-
ing Situation of the King's Army. Battle of Limjour. Unex-
pected Peace with Fafil. Arrival at Gondar. King and Army
Retreat to Tirgé. Mr. Bruce's fecond journey to discover the
Source of the Nile. Interview with Fafil. Continue their Jour-
ney, and pass the Nile.
Mountians of the
Moon. Roguery of Mr. Bruce's Guide. : Arrive at the Source
of the Nile. Defcription of thofe Sources. Causes of the In-
undations of the Nile. Mr. Bruce kindly received among the
Agows, the Inhabitants living round the Fountains.
Number, Trade, Character, &c.
Arrive at Goutto.
MR. BRUCE returns from the Source of the Nile. Comes to the House of Welled Amlac. Paffes the Nile at Delakus. Arrives at Gondar. Mr. Bruce obtains Liberty to return home. Takes Leave of the Iteghé at Kofcam. Last Interview with the 45212
JOURNEY from Gondar to Tcherkin. Reception there by Ozoro
Efther, &c. Hunting of the Elephant, Rhinoceros, and Buffalo.
Travels from Tcherkin to Hor-Cocamoot in Ras el Feel. Ac-
count of it. From Hor-Cocamoot to Teawa, the Capital of At-
Transactions there. Attempts of the Shekh to detain
Mr. Bruce there. Administers Medicines to him and his Wives.
Converfations with him, and inftances of his treachery. Mr.
Bruce leaves Teawa. Arrives at Begla. Friendly reception
there, and afterwards among the Nuba. Arrives at Sennaar.
Conversation with the King. With Shekh Adelan. Interview
with the King's Ladies. Converfation with Achmet. Heat,
Diseases, and Trade of Sennaar. Mr. Bruce in a diftreffed Sit-
uation, Leaves Sennaar. Journey from thence to Chendi. Re-
ception there by Sittina. Conversation with her. Enters the
Defert. Pillars of Moving Sand. The Simoom. Diftreffes in
paffing the Defert. Camels die. Baggage abandoned. Arrives
at Affouan. Kind reception there. Go in pursuit of their bag-
gage, which they recover without lofs. Mr. Bruce arrives at
Cairo, and from thence proceeds to Marseilles