Widsith

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Widsith

(wĭd`sĭth), 7th-century Anglo-Saxon poem found in the Exeter BookExeter Book,
manuscript volume of Old English religious and secular poetry, of various dates of composition, compiled c.975 and given to Exeter Cathedral by Bishop Leofric (d. 1072). Bibliography

See edition by G. P. Krapp and E. V. K. Dobbie (1936).
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. It is an account of the wanderings of a Germanic minstrel and of the legends he relates. The poem gives an excellent description of minstrel life in the Germanic heroic age.