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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

Sometimes I come down from above and stir up the stormwaves ;
The surges, gray as the flint-stone, I hurl on the sea-banks,
The foaming waters I dash on the rock-wall. Gloomily
Moves from the deep a mountain billow ; darkening,
Onward it sweeps der the turbulent wild of the ocean.
Another comes forth and, commingling, they meet at the
mainland
In high, towering ridges. Loud is the call from the vessel,
Loud is the sailors' appeal ; but the rock-masses lofty
Stand unmoved by the seafarers' cries or the waters.

The answer to this is " The hurricane."
An especially beautiful poem which, if not by Cynewulf is certainly by a follower of him, is called the Dream of the Rood. The cross appeared to the poet in a dream,-" the choicest dream," he calls it. It was " circled with light," it was glittering with gems and with gold, and around it stood the angels of God. From it there flowed forth a stream of blood ; and while the dreamer gazed in wonder, the cross spoke to him. It told him of the tree being cut from the edge of the forest and made into the cross. Then followed the story of the crucifixion, of the three crosses that stood long on Calvary sorrowing, of the burial of the cross of Christ deep down in the earth, of its being found by servants of God, who adorned it with silver and with gold that it might bring healing to all who should pay it their reverence.
Early English Poetry as a Whole. Such was the Early English poetry, beginning with wild exploits of half fabulous heroes and gradually changing under the touch of Christianity into paraphrases of the Bible story, into legends of saints, and accounts of heavenly visions. It contains bold descriptions of sea and tempest, intermingling, as the years passed, with pictures of more quiet and peaceful scenes. The

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