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Cædmon's Hymn appears as an addition in the margin of a copy of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastia, which contains also four glosses in Old English. A Latin-Old English glossary on fols 250-51. Ker (1957, p. 358) observes that the 'manuscript appears to have been at Peterborough by s. xiiin'.Manuscript Items:
Incipit: ( fol. 152v) (beginning of line illegible) ƿe sc (part illegible) an | (second line illegible) | (most of line illegible) his | (most of line illegible) c | (entire line illegible) | (most of line illegible) lc | (most of line illegible) d | (end of inicipit illegible)
Explicit: (fol. 152v) (beginning of explicit illegible) st | (beginning of line illegible) bearnum | (beginning of line illegible) rofe | (line illegible) | (line illegible) | (most of line illegible) e | (most of line illegible) r tida | (beginning of line illegible) m on f (one graph illegible, probably 'o') ldum | (beginning of line lost due to trimming) a ælmihtig.
Note: An attempt was made to erase it and it was further damaged by a binder. Partly illegible.
Described by Owen Roberson with the assistance of Sanne van der Schee, with reference to published scholarship (2010; 2013).
Ker, N. R., Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957; repr. 1990), item 304
Napier, A. S., Old English Glosses, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, xi (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1900)
O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2003), vol. 10
O'Donnell, Daniel Paul, ed., Cædmon's Hymn: A Multimedia Study, Edition and Archive (Woodbridge: Brewer, 2005)