My purpose is now to take a brief view of the descendants of Cush through the medium of history. Profane, or human history must be valued mainly, in proportion as it has the coincidence of sacred history. In the first period of profane history we have only mist and uncertainty. The facts which we find sufficiently attested to rest our judgment on, are few and far between. Of the ages before the deluge, we know nothing but what the Bible teaches. And as for the first sixteen hundred years after the deluge, there were no regular governments, there were consequently no authentic records.
The annals of the four universal empires are the four great hinges on which the chart of authentic history hangs. The