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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

and they gave in minute detail most vivid descriptions of places, saints, and demons about which they knew absolutely nothing. The saints were pictured as of fair complexion, with light hair and blue eyes. Satan was described as having dark, shaggy hair hanging down to his ankles. Sparks flew from his eyes and sulphurous flames from his mouth. The most famous writer of these homilies was AElfric, abbot of Ensham.
In the first two centuries after Alfred, the old poems composed in the north were rewritten in the form in which they have come down to us, that is, in the language of the south, of the West Saxons ; but little was produced that could be called poetry. The Chronicle was continued, and one or two bold battle-songs were inserted ; and a few rude ballads were composed, with little of the old alliteration, and with only a beginning of appreciation of rhyme.
Glancing back over the literature of England, we can see that it had been much affected by the influence of the Celts. From the sixth century to the ninth, the Christian schools of Ireland were famous throughout Europe, and the Irish missionaries taught the religion of Christ to the Northumbrians. The Teutons and the Celts were not at all alike. The Teutons thought somewhat slowly. The.y were given to pondering on difficult subjects and trying to explain puzzling questions. The Celts thought and felt swiftly ; a word would make them smile, and a word would arouse their sympathy. The Teutons liked stories of brave chiefs who led their thegns in battle and shared with them the treasures that were won, of thegns who were faithful to their lord, and who at his death heaped up a great mound

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