Cædmon

m (-es/-as) Cadmon; a man employed by the monks of Whitby in the are of their cattle in the early part of the seventh century. He is the first person of whom we possess any metrical composition in our vernacular language. So striking and similar are some of his thoughts to Paradise Lost, it has been supposed that Milton had read his poems. He became a monk of Whitby, and died in the monastery about 680 AD. [cæd boat, mann man]

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