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Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days

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Author: Emily Hickey
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,818 / 74 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 395
Added to site: 2005.10.02 10853
Genres: History, Religion

tell it in the way in which St Bede recorded it; and Alfred rendered it into the English of his day, from which English I have now taken it.


Caedmon and his influence. Poem, "Genesis." "The Fall of The Angels." "Exodus," English a war-loving race. Destruction of the Egyptians, Fate and the Lord of Fate.

We possess poems on the subjects which St Bede tells us that Caedmon wrote upon, but we cannot be sure that any of these are actually that poet's work. St Bede tells us that many others after him wrote noble songs, but he sets Caedmon's work above that of all those others as having been the product of a gift direct from God. In any case he must have influenced those who wrote later than he. All our work whether we are poets, thinkers, fighters, craftsmen, servants, tradesfolk, teachers, must be only partly in what we do directly. This can to some extent be measured. We can tell how many hours' work we have done in a day; how many books we have



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