Cynewulf heard the Rood tell how long ago it was hewn down, ordained to lift up the evil-doers, to bear the law-breakers.
Not all the subjects are treated in the romantic manner of Cynewulf and his imitators.
The later religious poetry has little in it to recall the finished art of Cynewulf.
This usage is in striking contrast with the practice of later poets like Cynewulf.
But there was one gay young noble present, who knew better than Cynewulf the key to Edwy's heart.
Cook thinks that it is not earlier than about 825 nor later than 937, and that it is possibly by Cynewulf.
But unluckily the Congresbury story rests on no good authority, and the charter of Cynewulf is undoubtedly spurious.
The poem is certainly Northumbrian and earlier than the date of Cynewulf.
In a few passages Cynewulf uses each rune to represent not only a letter but a word beginning with that letter.
Toller, v. Cynewulf; the Runic passage is quoted from the Elene, and translated.