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Dye's Coin Encyclopędia: A Complete Illustrated History of the Coins of the ... - Page 802
by John S. Dye - 1883 - 1154 pages
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 10

1832
...genuine original thistle. The origin of the national badge itself is thus handed down by tradition: — When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by day; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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The Christian Advocate, Volume 10

1832
...genuine original thistle. The origin of the national badge itself is thus handed down by tradition: — When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by day ; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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Godey's Magazine, Volume 6

Costume - 1833
...original thistle. The origin of the national hadge itself is thus handed down hy tradition ; — " When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched hattle hy day ; hut on • one occasion the invaders...
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Parley's Magazine, Volume 1

Children's periodicals - 1833
...The Scottish emblem ia the thistle, and there is a curious story coniurj , , 1 with its adoption : When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the thick darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by day ; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 10

1833
...genuine original thistle. The origin of the national badge itself is thus handed down by tradition : — When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by day ; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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Merry's Museum, Volumes 3-4

New York (N.Y.) - 1843
...THE SCOTTISH THISTLE.—The origin of this national badge is thus handed down by tradition:—When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by dav; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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The Illustrated Family Magazine, Volumes 3-4

Robert L. Wade - United States - 1846
...the genuine thistle. The origin of the national badge itself is thus handed down by tradition : — When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by day ; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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The Odd Fellows' Magazine, Volume 9

Fraternal organizations - 1847
...genuine original thistle. The origin of the national badge itself is thus handed down by tradition : When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy in the pitch darkness of night, instead of a pitched battle by day; but on one occasion the invaders resolved...
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The Castles, Palaces, and Prisons of Mary of Scotland

Charles Mackie - Castles - 1850 - 494 pages
...already noticed. The adoption of the thistle as the badge of Scotland has been thus accounted for : — When the Danes invaded Scotland, it was deemed unwarlike to attack an enemy during the night, instead of in a pitched battle during the day ; but on one occasion, says the tradition,...
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Notes & Queries, Volume 5

William White - Questions and answers - 1852
...scrap-book : " T/te Scotch Thistle The origin of the national badge is thus handed down by tradition : — When the Danes invaded Scotland it was deemed unwarlike...occasion the invaders resolved to avail themselves of stratagem ; and, in order to prevent their tramp from being heard, they marched barefooted. They had...
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