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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1634 Excerpt: ...and out vvorne namesa names, he is not to be understood that any of those names do belong to the present inhabitants, or those from whom they are decended, butonely to such people as lived there in the time of the Brittains, and Romans before ever our English-Saxon Ancestors came there toinhabite And whereas notwithstanding 'the aforesaid generall change of demonstration made by King Egberts ikeBrittaws have still continued ( as is (aid before) tocallus Englifh-men SaJJbnf, that isto fay Saxonsjz will not be much from our purpose heere to shew the true cause, and reason why the Saxons or Englishmen,did never call the said former inhabitants of our Country, Bnttains, as these peope called themselvesjbutby the name of S©Clfltttet1, as we yet callthem, and this l am the rather enduced to shew because I findeit to be very much mistaken, and yet generally to paste currant as a thing without doubt or contradiction. The Brittains knowing the Saxons to call them wfcythenams tsartfl),andnot knowing the tnie cause why, could gtSTto fall intonootheraccompt,but thatQ&elflkmustneeds the Rruuins, in the Saxon language signifies stranger, and some authors so setting itdown,otbcrs have followed them in the lame opinion: but if the first fupposers of this had well understood the Saxon tongue, they would 2l£a, have knowne that toelfl) doth never therein signifie stranij a stranger,ro: yet in any Teutonicke whatfœuer, ey» tier high or low: the word f teitHtjis in the old Saxen tongue strange j and fretltCltUlga stranger, whereof the moderne' Teutonicke yet retayneth the words. fmbD,and frimbslfag.. T 4. Thati That the,Saxons gave them the name osSBWcliIj after they came into Brittaine is altogether vnlikely, for that inhabiting so neere them as they di...
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