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Þer fore þe deuel hadde to hym· grete envye ⁊ onde
A time he com to is smiþþe· alone him to fonde
Riȝt as þe sonne ȝede adon· as he womman were
And spake wiþ him of is werke· wiþ liȝhynge chere
And sede þat he hadde wiþ him· grete werke to done
Truflynge he smot her ⁊ þere· in anoþer tale sone
Þis holy man hadde gret wonder / þat ȝo was her ⁊ þere
He sat longe ⁊ byþoȝte hym· narwe ho it were
Þo he byþoȝte hym ho it was· he drou forþ is tongge
And leyde in þe hote fure· ⁊ spake feyre wel longe
Forte þe tonge was al afure· ⁊ suþþe scille ynou
Þe deuel he toke by þe nose· ⁊ wel faste drou
He twende ⁊ ssoke hure by þe nose· þat þe fure out blaste
Þe deuel wrickede her ⁊ þere· ⁊ he huld euere faste
He ȝal ⁊ hupte ⁊ dron aȝen· ⁊ made grisliche bere
He nolde for al is by ȝete· þat he hadde ycome þere
Wiþ is tonge he stroke is nose· ⁊ twenge him euere sore
Forte it was wiþ inne niȝte· þat he ne miȝte se no more
Þe ssrewe was glade ⁊ bliþe ynon· þo he was out of is honde
And fley ⁊ gradde by þe lift· þat me hurde in to al þe londe
Out wat haþ þis calwe y do· wat haþ þis calwe y do
In þe countreye me hurde wyde· hou þe ssrewe gradde so
As gode þe Srewe hadde y be· to smite atom is nose
He ne hyeded nomore þuder ward· to tilie him of þe pose
Þis holy abbot sein donston· hadde grete poer
Wiþ king edmond þat was þo· ⁊ was al is conseiler
After king edmond is deþe· a gode wile þer was agon
Þat edwine is sone was kyng ymade· ⁊ noȝt after ward anon
Þis edwine hadde vuel rede· ⁊ þer after he drou
Wiþ sein donston he was wroþ· syker wiþ grete wou
Of is abbey he dude him out· ⁊ dude him ssame ynou
Þe more ssame þat hym dude· þe more þe gode man lou
He drof hym out of engelond· ⁊ let him crie fleme
Þis godeman wende forþ wel glad· ne toke he neure ȝeme
To þe abbey of seint amant· by ȝende se he drou
And so Iornede þere longe· ⁊ ladde gode lyf ynou
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