The importance of the family had thus dwindled, but they still retained the old Saxon manor-house, with a couple of farms and a grove large enough to afford pannage to a hundred pigs--"sylva de centum porcis," as the old family parchments describe it.
There are but two boughs left upon this old, old Saxon trunk.
The girl's mind had conceived a picture of the hut, of the two peasants, of the crownless king; she had imagined the wintry forest, she had recalled the old Saxon
ghost-legends, she had appreciated Alfred's courage under calamity, she had remembered his Christian education, and had shown him, with the rooted confidence of those primitive days, relying on the scriptural Jehovah for aid against the mythological Destiny.
It stirs one's old Saxon
fighting blood like the tales of "knights who fought 'gainst fearful odds" that thrilled us in our school-boy days.
There's nothing like the old country-side for me, and no music like the twang of the real old Saxon
tongue, as one gets it fresh from the veritable chaw in the White Horse Vale; and I say with "Gaarge Ridler," the old west-country yeoman, -
Lilla all fair, like the old Saxon
stock from which she is sprung; Mimi showing a trace of her mother's race.
This is the sort of shelf on which young wives and mothers may consent to be laid, safe from the restless fret and fever of the world, finding loyal lovers in the little sons and daughters who cling to them, undaunted by sorrow, poverty, or age, walking side by side, through fair and stormy weather, with a faithful friend, who is, in the true sense of the good old Saxon
word, the `house-band', and learning, as Meg learned, that a woman's happiest kingdom is home, her highest honor the art of ruling it not as a queen, but as a wise wife and mother.
Conner, Perspectives on the Old Saxon
Heliand collects, in five sections, ten articles by European and American scholars, nine previously published (all but one since 2000), and four translated from German.
of California at Berkeley) that began with the investigation of the age and authorship of the Old Saxon
Heliand manuscript fragment--the Heliand being an epic poem and biblical paraphrase that recounts the life of Jesus in the style of Germanic saga--which was found in Leipzig in 2006 and claimed to be the oldest Heliand manuscript fragment found to date by its discoverer.
His examination of how these initially pagan notions were subsumed into the Christian idea of divine providence, and most notably blended together in the Old English Beowulf and Old Saxon
Heliand, provide us with a basis for understanding how even the Valar are subject to time and the fate decreed by Iluvatar.