LIFE OF BEDE
Of the name of Bede were three remarkable persons; the first,* a priest and monk of Lindisfarne, or Holy Island, of whom our historian speaks with great respect in the thirty-seventh chapter of his book of the Life of Cuthbert, the bishop; another, a monk contemporary with Charles the Great;† between these in time, and superior to either of them in character, was the great luminary of our nation, of whom we are going to write. Though some‡____________________
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Publication information: Book title: The Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation. Contributors: Bede - Author. Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. Place of publication: London. Publication year: 1910. Page number: xi.
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