Thomas Cooper
Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae


Abel,

The second sonne of Adam, is interpreted breath, vapo or vanitie. He was borne togither with his sister Delhora, xv, yeares after Cain. He is reputed to be the first Marty slaine by his said brother of enuy, for that God accepted his offering, and reiected Cains, when the sayde Abel was 100. yeares old. He was from his childhode of great vertue and faith. He was slaine before the incarnation of Christ yeares.