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Seven Champions of Christendom

is by Richard Johnson, who lived in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.

(1) St. George of England was seven years imprisoned by the Almiʹdor, the black King of Morocco.

(2) St. Denys of France lived seven years in the form of a hart.

(3) St. James of Spain was seven years dumb out of love to a fair Jewess.

(4) St. Anthony of Italy, with the other champions, was enchanted into a deep sleep in the Black Castle, and was released by St. George’s three sons, who quenched the seven lamps by water from the enchanted fountain.

(5) St. Andrew of Scotland, who delivered six ladies who had lived seven years under the form of white swans.

(6) St. Patrick of Ireland was immured in a cell where he scratched his grave with his own nails.

(7) St. David of Wales slept seven years in the enchanted garden of Ormandine, but was redeemed by St. George.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Setting a Saw
Setting of a Jewel
Setting of Plaster or Paint
Setting of Sun, Moon, and Stars
Setting the Thames on Fire
Settie your Hash (To)
Seven Bibles (The) or Sacred Books
Seven Bodies in Alchemy
Seven Champions of Christendom
Seven Churches of Asia
Seven Deadly Sins (The)
Seven Dials (London)
Seven Joys of the Virgin
Seven Sages of Greece
Seven Senses
Seven Sisters
Seven Sleepers
Seven Sorrows of the Virgin
Seven Spirits

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Seven Champions of Christendom