Search me and my dwelling; you will find nothing but three pound five of my own savings, which William Dane
knows I have had these six months.
Quatermain's ideas about ancient Danes
seem to be rather confused; we have always understood that they were dark-haired people.
Captain Kirk must turn up her lobster eyes forsooth at the idea of an honest round game (wherein me fawther, as pious a man as ever went to church, me uncle Dane
Malony, and our cousin the Bishop, took a hand at loo, or whist, every night of their lives).
Falk was a Dane
or perhaps a Norwegian, I can't tell now.
The shadow of the Saxon hero-king still walks there fitfully, reviewing the scenes of his youth and love-time, and is met by the gloomier shadow of the dreadful heathen Dane
, who was stabbed in the midst of his warriors by the sword of an invisible avenger, and who rises on autumn evenings like a white mist from his tumulus on the hill, and hovers in the court of the old hall by the river-side, the spot where he was thus miraculously slain in the days before the old hall was built.
Unlike the Danes
, these Orientals do not demand the obsequious homage of lowered top-sails from the endless procession of ships before the wind, which for centuries past, by night and by day, have passed between the islands of Sumatra and Java, freighted with the costliest cargoes of the east.
There are only six nations in Europe that make a fair showing--the Germans, British, Swedish, Danes
, Norwegians, and Swiss.
Right over the town is the ruin of Whitby Abbey, which was sacked by the Danes
, and which is the scene of part of "Marmion," where the girl was built up in the wall.
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.
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.
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.
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.