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CHAPTER I
FIFTH TO ELEVENTH CENTURIES - EARLY ENGLISH PERIOD

of earth to keep his name in lasting remembrance. The Celts, too, were fond of stories, but stories that were full of bright and beautiful descriptions, of birds of brilliant colouring, of marvellous secrets, and of mysterious voices. They liked battle scenes wherein strange mists floated about the warriors and weird phantoms were dimly seen in the gathering darkness.
To say just when and where the Celtic influence touched English literature is not easy ; but, comparing the grave, stern resolution of Beowulf, with the imaginative beauty, the graceful fancy, and the tender sentiment of the Dream of the Rood, and the picturesque and witty descriptions of the homilies, ore can but feel that there is something in the literature of the English Teutons which did not come from themselves, and which can be accounted for in no other way than by their contact with the Celts.
William the Norman conquers England. The beginnings of a noble literature had been made in England, but the inspiration had become scanty. The English writer needed not only to read something better than he had yet produced, but even more he needed to know a race to whom that " something better" was familiar. In 1066, an event occurred that brought him both men and models : William the Norman conguered England and became its king.

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