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{Dunstanus}
Þer aftir sone to Glastingeburie · seint Dunston aȝen wende ·
Abbod he was þer ymad · is lif vor to amende ·
And vor he nolde by is wille · no time ydel be ·
An priueye simiþþe by is celle · he let him by se ·
Vor wan he moste of is orisouns · reste vor werinesse ·
To querke he wolde is hondin do · to fle ydelnesse ·
Serui he wolde pouremen · þe wyle he miȝte dure ·
Al day vor þe loue of god · he ne keþte of ȝem none hure ·
So þat alle at one time he was in þre stedis ·
His hondin atte worke · is hert at god · is mouþ · to bidde is bedis ·
Þer vore þe deuil hadde to him · gret envie · ⁊ onde ·
Atime he com to is smiþþe · al one him to fonde ·
Riȝt as þe sunne ȝeode adoun · as he awomman were ·
And spak wiþ him of is work · wiþ hȝ inde chere ·
And sede wiþ him of is work · gret work to done ·
Ȝeo truflinde is mote here ⁊ þere · in anoþir tale wel sone ·
Gret wondir hadde þis holi man · þat ȝeo was here ⁊ þere ·
He sat longe ⁊ byþoȝte him wel · longe wo is were ·
Þo he byþoȝte wo it was · he droȝ him mere is tonge ·
⁊ leyde hire in þe hote fur · ⁊ spak vaire wel longe ·
Vort þe tonge was al afur · ⁊ suþþe stille ynoȝ ·
Þen deuil he hente byþe nose · ⁊ wel vaste droȝ ·
He twengde ⁊ sschot him by þe nose · þat þet fur out blaste ·
Þe deuel wrickid here ⁊ þere ⁊ he held euere vaste ·
He ȝal ⁊ hupte ⁊ drow aȝen ⁊ made grisliche bere ·
And nolde vor alle is byȝete · þat he hadde ycome þere ·
Wiþ is tonge he snutte is nose · ⁊ sschok him euere sore ·
Vort it was wiþ inne niȝt · þat he ne miȝte yse namore ·
He flei ⁊ gradde by þe lifte · þat me hurde into al þat londe ·
Out wat haþ þis calwe ydo · wat haþ þis calwe ydo ·
In þe contrei me hurde wide · hou þe shewe gradde so ·
At þe sschrewe hadde ybe as god · habbe ysnutte atorn is nose ·
He ne hedde na more þudirward · to tulie him of þe pose ·
Þis holi abbod seint Dunston · hadde wel gret power ·
Wiþ kinge Edmunde þat was þo · ⁊ was alle is conseiler ·
Aftir kinge Edmundes deþe · agodwule þere was agon ·
Þat Edwyne is sone was kinge ymad · ⁊ noȝt aftirward anon ·
Þes Edwine hadde vuel red · ⁊ þer aftir he droȝ ·
Wiþ Seint Dunston he was wroþ · certis wiþ gret woȝ ·

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[color]Þer aftir sone to Glastingeburie ⹎ seint Dunston crȝen wende.
abbod he was þer ymad ⹎ is lif vor to amende.
and vor he nolde by is wi[ss]e ⹎ no time ydel be.
au priueye simiþþe by is ca[ss]e ⹎ he let him by se.
[color]Vor wan he moste of is [r]isouns ⹎ reste vor werinesse.
to g[uork]e he wolde is hondin do ⹎ to fle[?] ydelnesse.
Se[rui] hewolde pouremen[?] þewyfe he miȝte dure.
Alday vor ȝe loue of god ⹎ he ne keþte of ȝem none hure.
[color]So þat also at due time hewas in þre stedis.
his hondin atte worke ⹎ is hert at god ⹎ is mouþ ⹎ to bidde isbedis.
þer vore þe deuil hadde to him ⹎ gret envie ⹎ 7 onde.
At[im]e he com to is smi[?]þþe ⹎ al onehim to fonde.
[color][E]iȝt as þe sune ȝeode a[?]oun ⹎ ashe awomm[d]n were.
and spak wiþ him of is work ⹎ wiþ hȝ inde chere.
and sede wiþ him of is work ⹎ gret work to done.
ȝeo tru[fsin]de is mote here 7 þere ⹎ inanoþir tale welsoue.
[color]Gret wondir hadde þis holi man ⹎ þat ȝeo was here 7 þere.
He sat [f[oge 7byþoȝte him wel ⹎ [s]onge wo is were.
þo he byþoȝte wo itwas ⹎ he droȝ him mere is tonge.
7 l[o]yde hire in þe hote fur ⹎ 7 spak baire wel to go.
[V]ort þe tonge was alafur ⹎ 7 suþþe stiffe ynoȝ.
Þen deuil he hente byþe nose ⹎ 7 wel [v]aste droȝ.
He twengde 7 sschot him by þe nose ⹎ þat þet fur out blaste.
Þe deuel w[ric]kid h[a]re 7 þere 7 heheld euere waste.
He ȝal 7 hupto 7 drow aȝ en ⹎ 7 made grisliche bere.
and nosde vor alle is byȝete ⹎ þat he hadde ytorne þere.
Wiþ is tonge he snu[?]te is nose ⹎ 7 sschok him cuere sore.
[F]ort itwas wiþ m[?]ne ni[?]ȝt ⹎ þat he nomiȝte yfe namore.
He flei 7 gradde byþe lifte ⹎ þat me hurde into al þat sonde.
Out wat harþ þis ca[sw]e y[t]o ⹎ Wat haþ þis ca[sk]e ydo.
In þe contrei me hurde wide ⹎ hou þe [?]ewe gradde so.
at þe sschrewe hadde ybe as god ⹎ habbe yf[????]te atorn is nose.
He ne hedde na more þudirward ⹎ to tu[l]ie him of þe pose.
Þis holi abbod seint Dunston ⹎ hadde wel gret power.
Wiþ kinge Edmunde þat was þo. 7 was alle is [?]s[?]le[r].
Aftir kinge Edmundes deþe ⹎ agodwule þerewas agon.
þat Edwyne is sone was kinge ymad ⹎ 7 nȝt aftirward anon.
Þes Edw[in]e hadde vuel red ⹎ 7 þer aftir he droȝ.
Wiþ Saint Dunston he was wroþ ⹎ certis wiþ gret woȝ.