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KendallB at Aug 19, 2023 07:56 PM

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nostou no more þan þi not oþ god al hie is
Mi leue frend quaþ þis godman ȝe ne derre me blame nouȝt
Wel ichot what our lord crist in mi mouþ haþ ibrout
as ho seiþ of þilke þing þat he haþ me iseþ
telle ich mai þei hit bifalle after þat icham deþ
bischop he was of londoun sein dunston suþþe also ·
of londoun ⁊ of worchestre he helþ boþe to
¶ hit bifel þat þe erchebischop of canterberi was ded
þe pope ⁊ þe king edgar þer of nome hor red
⁊ made þe gode sein donston erchebischop dere
godemen þat him i knewe · wel glad þer of were
Cristendom of englond to goþ stat he drou ·
⁊ þe riȝtes of holi cherche he held op fast inou
he fourmeþe þorou al englond þat ech person scholþe chese
to wite him chast fro lecheri oþer his cherche lese
¶ seint aþelwold was þilke time bischop of wurchestre
⁊ seint oswald þe gode man · bischop of wirchestre
þis tweie bischopes ⁊ seint dunston · were alle at one rede
⁊ edgar de gode king to do þis gode dede
¶ þis þre bischopes wente aboute þorou al englond
⁊ ech luþer person caste out hom ne miȝte non a stonde
hor cherchen ⁊ hor oþer god · clanliche hom binome
⁊ bisette hit on godemen · þorou þe popes grant of rome
ciste ⁊ fourti abbeis of monkes ⁊ of nonne
of þe tresor hi rerde in englond of persons so y wonne ·
⁊ so hit was wel bet biset þat hit was er on schrewe ·
for whanne gode maistres beþ som godnesse hi wollet schewe
¶ gode were þis þre bischopes þat at on time were do ·
þe beter is englond for hom ⁊ worþ euermo
our lord ȝef an erde sein dunston fair grace
þat at on time as he was in a priue place ·
his fader ⁊ his moþer ek · in þe ioie of heuen an hei ·
after þat he ded were aperteliche he sei ·
wel gret loue our lord him cudde whanne he him scheueþe dere
so moche of his priuite þe while he aliue were
¶ as he lai a noþer time in his reste a niȝt he sei þe ioie of heuen ⁊ þe place þer inne wel briȝt
angeles he herde also singe a mery song þer inne
þat me singet ȝet in holi cherche whan medeþ þe masse biginne

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nostou no more þan þi not oþ god al hie is
Mi leue frend quaþ þis godman ȝe ne derre me blame nouȝt
Wel ichot what our lord crist in mi mouþ haþ ibrout
as ho seiþ of þilke þing þat he haþ me iseþ
telle ich mai þei hit bifalle after þat icham deþ