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Document number: 6230
Date: 20 Mar 1876
Recipient: TALBOT William Henry Fox
Author: HAIGH Daniel Henry
Collection: British Library, London, Manuscripts - Fox Talbot Collection
Last updated: 29th April 2012

My dear Sir

I have seen some of my confreres since I wrote. They are quite familiar with the tradition, and have promised to look out for some text for me. I have one of St Augustine, and know of another which I have applied for. I have also asked for reference to be made to the writings of S. Dionysius the Areopagite, wherein I think something precise will be found.

Though, as I have said, a tradition in the Church, and an opinion held by Fathers of great weight, it is a matter which has never entered into the domain of Faith, so that each one is free to hold, or reject it, (as some divines of later times have done). It is perhaps worthy of remark, that if you read [cuneiform] ni.kur you get an Old English word, which is at once a name of the god Wodu, and of fiendish dragon monsters, nicor I have found several of the names of Wodu amongst the Akkadian names of Ninip. I have just recollected that Cædmon has a great deal about the filling of the vacant seats, and transcribed some passages for you, which I send, along with that of S. Augustine. Cædmon’s date, as perhaps you know is c. 680. You need not trouble yourself to acknowledge, until I send you others.

Yours very truly
D H Haigh


Remark the work “King” applied to Satan

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