Bēda

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Bēda, be Iacobe Doyle Penrose (1862-1932)

Bēda (Lǣden: Beda Venerabilis) (672 / 673 - 735) wæs lārēow, munuc, and stǣrwrītere þe awrāt sēo "Stǣr Angelþeodes cyricean" (Lǣden: Historia ecclesiastica gentis anglorum), and in þǣre bēc Bēda ymbe hine selfne cwiþ:

Bēda Crīstes þēow, and mæsseprēost þæs mynstres þāra ēadigra apostola Pētrus and Paulus þæt is æt Wīramūþon and on Gyrwum. Wæs ic ācenned on sundorlande þæs ilcan mynstres. Mid þȳ ic wæs seofanwintre, þā wæs ic mid gīmene mīnra māga seald tō fēdanne and tō lǣrenne þǣm ārwyrþan abbude Benedicte, and Cēolferþe æfter þon. and siðþan ealle tīd mīnes līfes on þæs ilcan mynstres eardunge ic wæs dōnde; and ealle geornesse ic sealde tō leornienne and tō smēagenne hālige gewritu. and betwih gehild regollices þēodscipes and þā dæghwāmlican gīmene tō singanne on circan, mē symble swēte and wynsum wæs þæt ic oþþe lǣrde oþþe write.

(swā in Bright's Old English Grammar and Reader, ed. Frederick G. Cassidy and Richard N. Ringler, 3rd ed. New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971, p. 105)