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Cynewulf the Poet, Alfred the King, and the Nature of Anglo-Saxon Duty

Cynewulf the Poet, Alfred the King, and the Nature of Anglo-Saxon Duty

Schlosser, Donna

Comitatus Vol.31 (2000)

Introduction: Whether he composed his verse in the eighth, ninth, or tenth century, Cynewulf employed the codas of his four signed poems to deliver a consistent message to his audience about the nature of Anglo-Saxon duty: learn to repent, to recognize heaven as home, and to pray for yourself and your neighbor to reach that celestial destination.

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