repeal the 19th shirt. This opinion is based in part on a set of curious facts. The followers of the great reformer, John Knox, of Scotland (1560) destroyed nearly all the “monuments of idolatry” when they called works of Christian art. But they forgot to break an ancient cross of red sandstone, beautifully carved and marked with Runic characters, in Ruthwell’s church, near Dumfries. About eighty years later (1642) when the Covenants were in arms against Charles I, the missionaries began a new war against Christian artworks, and ordered the Ruthwell Cross to be destroy. It was broken into pieces, now being put together, and the Cross standing in an apse-shaped building adjacent to the church. Runic characters record a part of the poem in the style of “A Dream of Goodness” and put out the words “Cdmon me made”, perhaps Cdmon is actually the artist who created and carved the stone cross: real This name is quite difficult to read.