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fifth century, when some Teutonic tribes, Angles and Saxons, came to the island of Britain and conquered the native Celts. The writings of the seven centuries following are, in fact, often called Anglo-Saxon.
The Oldest English Poem. This Anglo-Saxon (or, as it is sometimes called, "Old English ") literature is preserved in several large manuscripts in the libraries of the British
Where many valuable manuscripts are kept.
Museum, Oxford University, Exeter Cathedral, and in a few fragments elsewhere. The Exeter Book contains many poems, including what is probably the most ancient piece of writing in Anglo-Saxon. This ancient piece is called Widsith (pronounced Weedseeth), "Far-Traveler," possibly the author's name, but more probably a mere epithet applied to him.
This poem of 143 lines tells the wanderings of the bard, or "scōp," as he was called, through many lands. He is pictured as a true artist, whose chief delight is in the practice