Cædmon

Cædmon, an English poet of the 7th century, the fragment of a hymn by whom, preserved by Bede, is the oldest specimen extant of English poetry; wrote a poem on the beginning of things at the call of a voice from heaven, saying as he slept, “Cædmon, come sing me some song”; and thereupon he began to sing, as Stopford Brooke reports, the story of Genesis and Exodus, many other tales in the sacred Scriptures, and the story of Christ and the Apostles, and of heaven and hell to come.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Caduceus * Caen
Cache
Cachet, Lettre de
Ca`cus
Cadastre
Cade, Jack
Cademosto
Cadiz
Cad`mus
Cadoudal, Georges
Caduceus
Cædmon
Caen
Caer`leon
Cæsalpinus
Cæsar
Cæsar, Caius Julius
Cæsarea
Cagliari
Cagliari, Paolo
Cagliostro, Count Alessandro di
Cagnola, Luigi, Marquis of

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Cædmon in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable