Cursor Mundi

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Cursor Mundi

(kûr`sôr mŭn`dī), a long religious epic in Middle English relating the history of the world as recorded in the Old and New Testaments. This anonymous poem (written c.1300) is a useful record of the northern English dialect of the period.


See edition by the Early English Text Society (7 pt., 1874–93; Pt. 3 repr. 1966).

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GEORGE B Tincler, the champion runner of the world, accompanied by Alf Clarkson and Wombell, the Australian champion, arrived in Cardiff from Manchester on Thursday in order to compete at the sports in connection with the Cardiff Hibernian Society to be held at Sophia Gardens on Monday" - from the Western Mail dated May 27, 1898.
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