Saxons the lands south of the Thamues, the rest,
and by far the greater part of what is nowr
linown as England, as well as lowland Scotland,
was the domain of the Angles or Engles. Wt,
should expect that this territorial pr?edominance i
would make the namie of the Angles the most ?
noted. Was it really so ? We may ask, what?
was the languagae of these people' ? What did
they call it themnselves ?l Strange to say, there
is no mention of " Anglo-Saxon." They call
themrselves and their language alwa?rys " Engolish,'
and nothing but Engalish. We might naturablly ;
expect that mnen living in different parts of an
island, and separated by differences of dialect,
would give their languagde local names, just as
now-a-days one particular dialect of English is
always called Scotch. But this was not thte
cabse. We! have the indirect testimony of a.
churchman and at king on this point. The
Venerable Bede wa&s a, Yorkshireman, and ?wrote
a church history in L~atin. Alfred the Great
spoke the idiom of the South, and translated
Bede's history. They have both only one name
for the latnguage of arll the tribes, and that is.
Engish. Further, an examination of our ancient
laws proves thatt the only folk-group spoken of
is house~i, and the only folk-name of their law
and language is EiNGUISH~. Again : the testimuonyl
of the coinagJes is unanimious. Of the thousands