It is scarcely necessary to remind the reader that all early nations had their national emblems, for the ox of the Egyptians, the owl of the Athenians, the eagle of the Romans, and the white horse of the Saxons (retained in the arms of Saxony and of Kent), must occur to the recollection of every one.

-From The Curiosities of Heraldry by M. A. Lower

(The white horse, while an ancient emblem of the Saxons, is preserved in the coat of Westphalia, Saxony being barry of ten sable and or a ducal coronet in bend vert.)


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