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    Posted: 11-Aug-2011 at 19:11

Caedmon was a shepherd employed by the Benedictine monks of Whitby Abbey during the Dark Ages. He was a contemporary of Abbess Hilda, niece of King Edwin. Initially a shy, illiterate man, Caedmon had a dream which he translated into a magnificent poem glorifying God. This was the start of his long and distinguished career as a poet although few of his works survive
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-Aug-2011 at 20:56
Quite the character. Bede remains the primary source.
Which one can rely on or reject as no other contemporary source to his life exists iirc. I have not reviewed the Historia ecclesiastica in many a year. Consequently, inference, innuendo and oral tradition that became written; is either acceptable or not.
 
I generally stand with Bede.
 
 
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In my second year at primary school we did a play about Caedmon. I played his pet cow
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Aug-2011 at 20:22
Mine was The Merchant of Venice; an odd choice given the location: North Texas. But the drama-poetry-creative writing teacher was a lovely and kind lady from Virginia.
 
I became Antonio, when I wanted Bassanio. As at the tender age of 14, I was in love with the girl who played Portia.
 
She became a woman's physical fitness educator and coach (somehow she went from a perceived svelte 100 pounds of blonde, blue eyed beauty, to around 165; solid muscle and a female shot putter-still cute).
 
I became a soldier.  The rest.... remains now but memories.
 
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    Now [we] must honour
    the guardian of heaven,
    the might of the architect,
    and his purpose,
    the work of the father of glory
    — as he, the eternal lord,
    established
    the beginning of wonders.
    He, the holy creator,
    first created heaven as a roof
    for the children of men.
    Then the guardian of mankind
    the eternal lord,
    the Lord almighty
    afterwards appointed
    the middle earth,
    the lands, for men.
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  Quote Nick1986 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03-Jan-2012 at 21:15

Here are the ruins of Whitby Abbey, founded in the seventh century by Abbess Hilda
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