EducationAlfred 8 View information for this person He remained illiterate until his twelfth year or even older through the shameful lack of concern of his parents and those who brought him up (Anonymi 35). But as an intelligent listener to English poems by day and night, listening with great frequency to their being recounted by others, he retained them in his receptive memory. In the art of hunting, he labours unceasingly--and not in vain--as an energetic hunter, for he was not matched by anyone for skill and success in that art, just as in all other gifts of God....

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EducationHe remained illiterate until his twelfth year or even older through the shameful lack of concern of his parents and those who brought him up (Anonymi 35). But as an intelligent listener to English poems by day and night, listening with great frequency to their being recounted by others, he retained them in his receptive memory. In the art of hunting, he labours unceasingly--and not in vain--as an energetic hunter, for he was not matched by anyone for skill and success in that art, just as in all other gifts of God....
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Original Text indigna suorum parentum et nutritorum incuria usque ad duodecimum aetatis annum, aut eo amplius, illiteratus permansit. Sed Saxonica poemata die noctuque solers auditor, relatu aliorum saepissime audiens, docibilis memoriter retinebat. In onmi uenatoria

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