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Cædmon (d. c. 680)

Cædmon (kad’mon). The earliest name in English poetry; died at Whitby about 680. The ‘Hymn,’ which according to Bede he sang at the command of an angelic visitor, is extant in the Northumbrian dialect and is in all probability genuine. The so-called Cædmonian poems of MS. Junius XI.—‘Genesis,’ ‘Exodus,’ ‘Daniel,’ ‘Christ and Satan’—belong to the same poetical tradition but are of various dates and hands.