A Conversation for The 'Wales' and the 'Belgium' as Units of Measurement

Decline and Fall

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You may be interested to know that I found a reference to The Wales in chapter 1 of Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire [1776].

"[Palestine].. was a territory scarcely superior to Wales, either in fertility or extent."

Delightful. Yet there must be earlier usages of The Wales floating around somewhere....

Any takers?


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