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·    The entire body of Old English material from 600 to 1150 consists of 3,037 texts amounting to a mere 3 million words

·    Compare: Charles Dickens' fiction amounts to over 4 million words

 

·      The Franks Casket inscription is some fifty words

 

·      “Bede's Death Song” is five lines

 

·      “Cædmon's Hymn” is nine lines

 

·       The Leiden Riddle is fourteen lines

 

·     The Vespasian Psalter gloss contains text from the 150 psalms

 

·       Anglo-Saxon Chronicle gives entries for several centuries

 

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