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CHAPTER I
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differ greatly from the original version, especially in its religious allusions. In earlier times, the Celts had learned the Christian faith from the Irish ; but it was
not preached to the Teutons in southern England until 597, when missionaries from Rome made their way to Kent. At first they were allowed to preach on the little island of Thanet only and in the open air; for the wary Teutons had no idea of hearing strange teachings under roofs where magic might easily overpower them. Soon, however, large numbers became earnest converts. Bits of the teachings of the missionaries were dropped into Beowulf. Instead of " Fate," the poets said "God ;" Grendel is declared to be a descendant of Cain ; and the scop interrupts his story of Grendel'g envious hatred by singing of the days when God made the heavens and the earth ; the ceremonies at the burning of Beowulf are heathen, but the poem says that it was God, the true King of Victory, who helped him in the slaying of the fire-dragon.
Form of Early English Poetry. Many words in Old English are like words in present use, but Old English poetry was different in several respects from the poetry of to-day. The following lines from Beowulf are a good illustration :

Tha com of more under mist-hleothum
Then came from the moor under the misty hillside

Grendel gongan, Godes yrre bxr ;
Grendel going, God's ire he bore;

mynte se man-scatha manna cynnes
meant the deadly foe of men to the race

sumne besyrwan in sele tham bean.
some one to ensnare in hall that lofty.

To-day we like to hear rhyme at the endd of our

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