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|Title=<em>Metrical calendar of Hampson</em>
 
|Title=<em>Metrical calendar of Hampson</em>
|ShortDescription=Latin (hexa)metrical calendar consisting of 365 verses, with one verse for each day of the year. It includes many Flemish and northern French saints as well as ten Irish ones (Fursa, Aed, Brigit, Fintan, Comgán, Patrick, Coemgen, Columba, Mac Táil and Máel Rúain) and records the deaths of King Alfred and his wife Ealhswith (d. 902). It is usually believed to have been produced in England.
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|ShortDescription=Latin (hexa)metrical calendar consisting of 365 verses, with one verse for each day of the year in commemoration of saints or church feasts. It includes many Flemish and northern French saints as well as ten Irish ones (Fursa, Aed, Brigit, Fintan, Comgán, Patrick, Coemgen, Columba, Mac Táil and Máel Rúain), along with Irish church feasts, and records the deaths of King Alfred and his wife Ealhswith (d. 902). The origin and authorship of the poem are uncertain, but it is usually believed to have been produced in England.  
|Author=Unknown. It is usually conjectured that the author was active in England. Because of the Irish element, Edmund Bishop espoused the theory that the author was an Irishman who may have been working at Alfred“”s court. Current views are more cautious.
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|Author=Unknown. It is usually conjectured that the author was active in England. Because of the Irish element, Edmund Bishop espoused the theory that the author was an Irishman who may have been working at Alfred’s court, while the inclusion of French/Flemish saints has given rise to similar arguments in favour of a continental origin. Current views tend to be more circumspect.
 
|LanguageAuto=Latin language
 
|LanguageAuto=Latin language
 
|Date=9th or 10th century?
 
|Date=9th or 10th century?
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|MS=London, British Library, MS Cotton Julius A vi
 
|MS=London, British Library, MS Cotton Julius A vi
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|MS=London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius B v/1
 
|MS=London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius B v/1
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|MS=Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 27
 
|MS=Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 27
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|folios=2r-7v
 
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|FormPrimary=verse
 
|FormPrimary=verse
 
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