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Cynewulf was one of twelve Anglo-Saxon poets known by the name, who flourished in the 9th century.


  • Bliss within the burghs, when I burst forth
    with a cadenced song
    • Riddle IX, 'Riddle, The Nightingale', quoted by F. S. Flint, Preface, 'Otherworld Cadences', Poetry Bookshop, London, 1920
  • Éala Éarendel engla beorhtast
    ofer middangeard monnum sended.
    • Hail Éarendel, brightest of angels
      above the middle-earth sent unto men.
    • "Crist", as translated by Humphrey Carpenter in Tolkien: A Biography (1977), p. 64

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