Cadmon sentence example
- 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."
- It is probably of southern origin, and can hardly be supposed to be even an imitation of Cadmon.
- 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.Advertisement
- A Cadmon witnesses a Buckinghamshire charter of about A.D.
- Of poems not included in the Junius MS., the Dream of the Rood (see Cynewulf) is the only one that has with any plausibility been ascribed to Cadmon.
- When Cadmon awoke he remembered the verses that he had sung and added to them others.
- Baeda's account of Cadmon's deathbed has often been quoted, and is of singular beauty.
- 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.Advertisement
- Whether Bada's narrative be historical or not - and it involves nothing either miraculous or essentially improbable - there is no reason to doubt that the nine lines of the Moore MS. are Cadmon's composition.