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BIRTHPLACE (b).

ABIDING-PLACE WHILE

WRITING (1).

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Bacon
London.
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Edinburgh.

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Chaucer
London,
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Coleridge

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Cowper

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De Quincey
Manchester.

Edinburgh.

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London.
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Edinburgh.

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OLD ENGLISH OR ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD.

REPRESENTATIVE WRITERS.

POETRY.

Caedmon († 680).
Author of Beowulf."

PROSE.

Bede (673-735).
Alfred the Great (849-901).

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OLD ENGLISH OR ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD.

(500 — 1066.)

8. British Celts.— The original inhabitants of the British Isles, within historic times, were Celts — a part of the first great Aryan wave that swept over Europe. In a portion of Great Britain - in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales,— the Celtic element is still very strong. The Celts are a vigorous people, adhering to their national customs with great tenacity. They possess a lively imagination, delicate feeling, and a ready enthusiasm. They seem, however, to be lacking in the power of strong political organization; and this defect made them a prey, first to Roman, and later to Teutonic, invaders.

9. Roman Conquests.- The Romans under Cæsar invaded Britain, 55 B. C., and partly subdued it. In the following century Agricola extended the Roman conquest over the territory now included in England, and reduced Britain to a Roman province. Towns were built; military roads were constructed; Roman law was administered; Christianity was introduced; and a considerable commerce was developed. Corn was exported, and the tin mines of Cornwall were worked. But the native population, unlike what had taken place in Gaul and Spain, remained unassimilated to the empire, and still clung, in large measure, to its language and customs. When, after some four hundred years, the Roman forces were withdrawn, the Latin language, with the exception of a very few words, disappeared entirely. The principal relics of this Roman occupation surviving in our language to-day are the word street (from the Latin strata via, a paved way), and the words caster, cester, and chester (from the Latin castra, camp) in the names of places; as, Lancaster, Worcester, and Winchester.

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