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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

poem, following the Bible story from the creation to the coming of Christ, his resurrection and his ascension.
Cynewulf (lived probably about 750 to 800). Cynewulf is one of the greatest of the authors whose words have come down to us from the early days of England. He, too, was probably of Northumbria, and he must have written about a century after the time of Cxdrnon. Hardly anything is known of him except his name; but he interwove that in some of his poems in such a way that it could never be forgotten. For this purpose he made use of runes, the earliest. of the northern alphabets. Each rune represented not only a letter, but also the word of which it was the initial ; for instance :
C=Cene, the courageful warrior.
Y=Yfel, wretched.
N = Nyd, necessity.
W=Wyn, joy.
U=Ur, our.
L = Lagu, water.
F=Feoh, wealth.

With these runes Cynewulf spelled out his name:
Then the Courage-hearted cowers when the King he hears Speak the words of wrath-Him the wielder of the heavens Speak to those who once on earth but obeyed him weakly, While as yet their Yearning pain, and their Need, most easily Comfort might discover.

Gone is then the Winsomeness Of the earth's adornments ! What to Us as men belonged Of the joys of life was locked, long ago in Lake-floods, All the Fee on earth.1

1 Stopford Brooke's translation, in English Literature from the Beginning to the Norman Conquest.

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