When Cadmon awoke he remembered the verses that he had sung and added to them others.
The so-called Cadmon poems are contained 1 It is a significant fact that the Alfredian version, instead of translating this sentence, introduces the verses with the words, "This is the order of the words."
Since, however, we learn from Bmda that already in his time Cadmon had had many imitators, the abstract probability is rather unfavourable than otherwise to the assumption that a collection of poems contained in a late 10th century MS. contains any of his work.
Modern criticism has shown conclusively that the poetry of the "Cadmon MS."
Stephens that the Ruthwell Cross, on which a portion of the poem is inscribed in runes, bore on its top-stone the name "Cadmon"; 2 but, according to Professor W.
It would be impossible to prove that Cadmon was not the author, though the production of such a work by the herdsman of Streanashalch would certainly deserve to rank among the miracles of genius.
The name Cadmon (in the MSS.
A Cadmon witnesses a Buckinghamshire charter of about A.D.
BR.) 2 Stephens read the inscription on the top-stone as Cadmon mce faucepo, which he rendered "Cadmon made me."