HROTHGAR, King of the Spear Danes
, was a mighty man in war, and when he had fought and conquered much, he bethought him that he would build a great and splendid hall, wherein he might feast and be glad with his people.
Not that I know much of ancient Danes
, though I knew a modern Dane
who did me out of ten pounds; but I remember once seeing a picture of some of those gentry, who, I take it, were a kind of white Zulus.
The bloody battle alluded to in the text, fought and won by King Harold, over his brother the rebellious Tosti, and an auxiliary force of Danes
or Norsemen, was said, in the text, and a corresponding note, to have taken place at Stamford, in Leicestershire, and upon the river Welland.
For a hundred years, throughout the ninth century, the Danes
, appearing with unwearied persistence, repeatedly ravaged and plundered England, and they finally made complete conquest of Northumbria, destroyed all the churches and monasteries, and almost completely extinguished learning.
My father and mother were Danes
, and how they ever came to that bleak bight of land on the west coast I do not know.
Just past the weir (going up) is Danes
' Field, where the invading Danes
once encamped, during their march to Gloucestershire; and a little further still, nestling by a sweet corner of the stream, is what is left of Medmenham Abbey.
With such a centre, already known and organised, we can easily see that each fresh wave of invasion--the Angles, the Saxons, the Danes
, and the Normans--found it a desirable possession and so ensured its upholding.
But Jones, as well as Partridge, was an entire stranger in London; and as he happened to arrive first in a quarter of 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.
They encountered --sometimes in whole villages--Chinese, Japanese, Italians, Portuguese, Swiss, Hindus, Koreans, Norwegians, Danes
, French, Armenians, Slavs, almost every nationality save American.
The expression of trusting simplicity in Marner's face, heightened by that absence of special observation, that defenceless, deer-like gaze which belongs to large prominent eyes, was strongly contrasted by the self-complacent suppression of inward triumph that lurked in the narrow slanting eyes and compressed lips of William Dane
The collie and the fox terriers became frantic with delirious joy, and while the wolf hounds and the great Dane
were not a whit less delighted at the return of their master their greetings were of a more dignified nature.
How thinkest thou the safety of the roads would be for either rich or poor an I turned Horsan the Dane
loose upon ye?