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date: 29 March 2023

Alcuin c.735–804
English scholar and theologian 

  1. What has Ingeld to do with Christ?
    to the monks of Lindisfarne who apparently preferred listening to Beowulf than to the Gospels
    letter no. 124, ad 797; in E. Dümmler Monumenta Germaniae Historica (1895); see Tertullian
  2. Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.
    And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
    letter 164 in Works (1863) vol. 1
  3. What thou art now, wayfarer, world-renowned,
    I was: what I am now, so shall thou be.
    epitaph written for himself
    translation by Helen Waddell Mediaeval Latin Lyrics (1929)