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Cædmon

(kăd`mən), fl. 670, English poet. He was reputed by BedeBede, Saint
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(St. Bede the Venerable), 673?–735, English historian and Benedictine monk, Doctor of the Church, also called the Venerable Bede. He spent his whole life at the monasteries of Wearmouth (at Sunderland) and Jarrow and became probably the
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 to be the author of early English versions of various Old Testament stories. According to Bede, Cædmon was an ignorant herder who received his poetic powers through a vision. During his later years he became a lay brother in the abbey of Whitby. In 1655, Franciscus JuniusJunius, Franciscus,
1589–1677, French philologist; son of Franciscus Junius (1545–1602), French Huguenot theologian. The younger Franciscus Junius was born in Heidelberg and lived chiefly in Holland and England.
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, a French scholar, published the text of several Old English poems, including "Exodus" and "Daniel," and ascribed them to Cædmon; modern scholars dispute this conclusion.

Bibliography

See E. V. K. Dobbie, Cædmon's Hymn and Bede's Death Song (1937); study by S. H. Gurteen (1896, repr. 1969).

Caedmon

7th-century English religious poet supposed to have heard his verses in a dream. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 156]

Caedmon

(b. 671) earliest English Christian poet. [Br. Hist.: Grun]
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For very long after they became Christian the Saxons kept their old pagan ways of thought, and Caedmon, when he came to sing of holy things, sang as a minstrel might.
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While looking for a publisher, we approached Oxford University Press and they said, 'What you want is a small local publisher.' Since there was no such firm here in Whitby in North Yorkshire, we invented one and named it after Whitby's own early monastic poet, Caedmon.
This essay details the technical, aesthetic, and ideological values that Caedmon Records brought to bear upon sound recording and reproduction and compares these with those of other publishers, such as Columbia and Folkways, of recorded poetry during the same period.
Written by Ruth Ashby and illustrated by Bill Slavin, Caedmon's Song is a picturebook rendition of the true story of Caedmon, the seventh-century cowheard who became known as the first English poet.
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Mrs Armstrong, who has been a school cook for eight years, and is in charge of providing meals for 450 pupils at Caedmon Secondary School, Whitby, North Yorkshire, rustled up a main course which included sweet and sour salad, served with an East Coast muffin, followed by Dracula's Delight -a raspberry jelly topped with white chocolate mousse and shortbread biscuits.