The childer of Israel did seruyce to Chusan, kynge of Mesopotamia, viij. yere after the death of Iosue, whiche yeres be ioynede to the yeres*. [yereres, MS.] of Othoniel the brother of Caleph, after men of Hebrewe. Petrus. But if the yeres of the quietnes and seruitute be comprehended to geder vnder the daies of the iugges, the trawthe of computacion scholde not be in the storye. Augustinus, libro decimo octavo. Latona childedde Apollo abowte this tyme at the yle of Delos, whiche was not Apollo Delphicus, for he was longe afore, but this Apollo seruede kynge Admetus, with the later Hercules. The viijthe yere of the seruitute of men of Israel annumerate, Othoniel was gouernoure of men of Hebrewe xlti yere. Neptunus the vthe kynge of men of Athenes reignede. Cadmus did reigne in Thebis, of þe doȝhter of whom, Semela by name, Dionysus Bacchus was geten, other Liber pater. In þe tyme of whom Thebeus the musicion was. Bithynia was made of Phenix, callede afore*. [yereres, MS.]Page 351, vol.2 Mariandyna.*. [Morienduna, Harl. MS.]Isidorus, libris 2o et quinto. And lyke as Cadmus toke to men of Grece xvij. letters so in like maner, Phenix, brother to hym, toke certeyne letters of a redde coloure to the Pheniceanes. ℞. Attende to this pro|cesse afore, capitulo 15o, Phenicia. Isidorus, libro 2o. The letters of men of Grece, whom Cadmus toke to þeim, com|pounde wordes and make nowmbres. ℞. And in what nowmbre a letter is putte from the firste letter to the xthe, hit signifiethe a like nowmbre amonge men of Grewe, for the firste letter signifiethe oon, the secunde tweyne, and so vn to x., for the xthe letter signifiethe x. and the xjthe letter xxti, the xijthe xxxti, the xiijthe letter xlti, and so on to a c., whiche is signifiede by the xixthe letter. The xxti letter signifiethe cc., xxjti ccc., and so furthe. Petrus. The vse of yrne was founde this tyme amonge men of Egipte, and also those thinges happede whiche be seyde of Metria and Dana,*. [So Harl. MS. for Demeter and Danae.] the moder of Perseus. The cite of Corinthus was made, whom thei say to be Isis.