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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

to the people of his own land that, although he wrote in Latin, most of his works have a purely English atmosphere. He did not scorn his native tongue, and even in his writing he may have used it more than once, though we know the name of one work only. This was a translation of the Gospel of St John, and it was his last work. He knew that his life was near its close, but he felt that he must complete this translation for his pupils. Some one of them was always with him to write as the teacher might feel able to dictate. The last day of his life came, and in the morning the pupil said, " Master, there is still one chapter wanting. Will it trouble you to be asked any more questions?" " It is no trouble," answered Bede.
" Take your pen and write quickly." When evening had come, the boy said gently,
" Dear Master, there is yet one sentence not written."
" Write quickly," said Bede again. "The sentence is written," said the boy a few minutes later. " It is well," murmured Bede, and with new strength he joyfully chanted the Gloria; and so, in 735, he passed away, the first English scholar, scientist, and historian.
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