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Saxons

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Definition a confederation of old Germanic tribes from modern day northern Germany and their descendants who settled in modern day England and eastern Netherlands
  • The Saxons were amongst the invaders of Britannia during the 5th century.
  • ] [Footnote 57: Alfred, surnamed the Great (848-901), king of the West Saxons in England.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • * The Haytiens were not Anglo Saxons; if they had been there would have been another story.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Angles, Saxons and Jutes.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • It was not born in England among the Saxons and the Britons.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • Another group, stationed under the gallery occupied by the Saxons, had shown no less interest in the fate of the day.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • That is what we Saxons feel, at any rate.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • After his long wars against the Saracens, Saxons, Slays, and Northmen, the ageless emperor died; but he sleeps only, to awake in the hour of his country's need.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "Of four hundred thousand who crossed the Vistula," he wrote further of the Russian war, "half were Austrians, Prussians, Saxons, Poles, Bavarians, Wurttembergers, Mecklenburgers, Spaniards, Italians, and Neapolitans.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • In the population of Transylvania there are four distinct nationalities: Saxons in the South, and mixed with them the Wallachs, who are the descendants of the Dacians; Magyars in the West, and Szekelys in the East and North.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He stands in the middle of the lane and tells the world to step outside, he's ready to fight, ready to fight and die for Ireland, which is more than he can say for the men of Limerick, who are known the length and breadth of the world for collaborating with the perfidious Saxons.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • He seemed precisely to have sprung from that vanished race—if, indeed, it ever existed, save in the reredos of San Zeno and the frescoes of the Eremitani, where Swann had come in contact with it, and where it still dreams—fruit of the impregnation of a classical statue by some one of the Master's Paduan models, or of Albert Duerer's Saxons.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • ...the town, the inhabitants of which have very little intercourse with the householders of Hanover or Grosvenor-square (for he entered through Gray's-inn-lane), so he rambled about some time before he could even find his way to those happy mansions where fortune segregates from the vulgar those magnanimous heroes, the descendants of antient Britons, Saxons, or Danes, whose ancestors, being born in better days, by sundry kinds of merit, have entailed riches and honour on their posterity.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • And then there are all these speeches about Gaels and Saxons and Jews, and all the shouting and hysterics.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Indeed the ideas of the Saxons on these occasions were as natural as they were rude.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • ] [Footnote 207: Alfred the Great (849-901), King of the West Saxons.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • It must be against large numbers of people, like the Jews or the Normans or the Saxons, so that everybody can be angry.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • —Are the Saxons in rebellion?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The Saxons and Normans of Arthur's accession had begun to think of themselves as Englishmen.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But they were Saxons who robbed the chapel at St Bees of cup, candlestick and chalice, were they not?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe

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