Which feels the cold most, the Highlander with his kilt and bare legs, or the Sassenach with his drawers and breeches?
Sassenach that you are, I hear you muttering, "What is that?"
So after sleeping the sleep of the true Gael—who is said to put 85 to the poor Sassenach 40 winks—I woke in peace.
Know you not that McDonnell is an exile, and that the hated Sassenach holds his castle?
No clansmen gathered round him, and no "Sassenach" soldiery rent away his saffron robe.
Thus it was the McDonnell made his peace with the Sassenach.
The Sassenach was indeed out of his element on the Scotch hills.
“No Sassenach am I,” I answered back, endeavouring to shake myself free from the grip of the man who held me.
To this day the monarch's words are true; one end of Nairn is Gaelic, the other Sassenach.
Wallace suffered many things during his life, but it was not a Sassenach who did this.
Gaelic for "English person," 1771, Sassenaugh, literally "Saxon," from Gaelic Sasunnach, from Latin Saxones, from a Germanic source (cf. Old English Seaxe "the Saxons;" see Saxon). The modern form of the word was established c.1814 by Sir Walter Scott, from Scottish Sasunnoch, Irish Sasanach, Welsh Seisnig.