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Caedmon's Hymn

Caedmon's Hymn by Caedmon
By: (c. 657-681)

Cædmon was an Anglo-Saxon herdsman attached to the double monastery of Streonæshalch (657–681). Originally ignorant of the art of song, Cædmon learned to compose one night in the course of a dream. Cædmon’s only known surviving work is Cædmon’s Hymn, the nine-line alliterative vernacular praise poem in honour of the Christian god he supposedly learned to sing in his initial dream. The poem is one of the earliest attested examples of Old English and is one of three candidates for the earliest attested example of Old English poetry. It is also one of the earliest recorded examples of sustained poetry in a Germanic language.


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - November 28, 2015
Subject: What have we lost?
Okay, I am English, of Norman descent, and perhaps a bit bias. But I do think English is one of the most amazing languages in the world. Yet I do wish we kept some of our Old English words and phrases. Listening to this is truly an example of how rich a language English is and from what a bueatiful hereitage it came from.
Reviewer: - November 28, 2015
Subject: What have we lost?
Okay, I am English, of Norman descent, and perhaps a bit bias. But I do think English is one of the most amazing languages in the world. Yet I do wish we kept some of our Old English words and phrases. Listening to this is truly an example of how rich a language English is and from what a bueatiful hereitage it came from.
Reviewer: - March 21, 2015
Subject: Thanks
I love the sound of Old English. Thank you for reading it!
Reviewer: - July 14, 2013
Subject: Wow
I have no idea what she's saying but this sure is funny to listen to!


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