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 Seven Bodies in Alchemy.Seven Churches of Asia. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Seven Champions of Christendom
 
is by Richard Johnson, who lived in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.   1
   (1) St. George of England was seven years imprisoned by the Almi’dor, the black King of Morocco.   2
   (2) St. Denys of France lived seven years in the form of a hart.   3
   (3) St. James of Spain was seven years dumb out of love to a fair Jewess.   4
   (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
   (5) St. Andrew of Scotland, who delivered six ladies who had lived seven years under the form of white swans.   6
   (6) St. Patrick of Ireland was immured in a cell where he scratched his grave with his own nails.   7
   (7) St. David of Wales slept seven years in the enchanted garden of Ormandine, but was redeemed by St. George.   8
 


 Seven Bodies in Alchemy.Seven Churches of Asia. 

 
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