Baeda sentence example
- Although many amongst the Angles had, following his example, essayed to compose religious poetry, none of them, in Baeda's opinion, had approached the excellence of Cwdmon's songs.
- Baeda's account of Cadmon's deathbed has often been quoted, and is of singular beauty.
- In the old English version of Baeda, ascribed to King Alfred, and certainly made by his command if not by himself, it is given in the text.
- It was formerly maintained by some scholars that the extant Old English verses are not Baeda's original, but a mere retranslation from his Latin prose version.
- The argument was that they correspond too closely with the Latin; Baeda's words, "hic est sensus, non autem ordo ipse verborum," being taken to mean that he had given, not a literal translation, but only a free paraphrase.Advertisement
- It is of course possible to hold that the story of the dream is pure fiction, and that the !lines which Baeda translated were not Cadmon's at all.
- The very varied sources and the chronology of Aldhelm's work are discussed in "Zu Aldhelm and Baeda," by Max Manitius, in Sitzungsberichte der kaiserlichen Akad.