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tub CAMBRO-BRITON. DECEMBER, 1819. ' NUL.LI QUIDEM MIHI SATIS ERUDITI VIDENTUR, QUIBUS NOSTRA ICNOTA SUNT. Cicero de Lembus. THE TRIADS,—Wo. IV". THE Triads, which are selected for this Number, are of a more miscellaneous description than those, that have preceded them. The first, that follows, may be styled a Constitutional Triad, while the five others seem to unite a mixture of history and mythology. And of these the last two contain, as will b© seen, that traditionary reference to the Deluge, which is undoubt¬ edly the most extraordinary of all the ancient memorials, pre¬ served by the Cymry. An allusion to this remarkable tradition was made in the First Number; and its very interesting character requires here a few preliminary observations of a more general nature than those, which may be submitted in the sequel, to ex¬ plain its peculiar connection with this'"country. In the whole history of the world the most momentous event is "Unquestionably the Deluge. Nor is there any other, that can bear the most distant comparison with this in the tremendous im¬ pression it must have left on the memory of mankind for many subsequent ages. Hence we find the early annals of all ancient countries more or less impregnated with the recollections of this dreadful calamity. In some the account preserved corresponds, in a singular manner, with that of the sacred volume *: in some again fable has evidently been engrafted upon the original history; while in others the genuine substance is scarcely discern- * This is particularly the case with the history of this event as given by Lucian, (De Dea Syria, vol. ii. p. 882), wherein Noah is described as Ducalion, and the scene of the Deluge laid at Hierapolis, in. Syria. Dio- dorus Siculus likewise observes, {Lib. i. p. 10), that " in the Deluge, which happened in the time of Deucalion, almost all flesh died," which ac¬ cords exactly with the expression used, on the same occasion, in Genesis, c. vii. vol. r. B