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{Dunstasn}
Þe fourme þorȝ al Engelonde · þat eche persoun sscholde chese ·
To witie him chaste fram lecherie · oþer is churche lese ·
Seint aþelwold · was þulke time busschop of Winchestre
⁊ seint oswald þe godeman · busschup of Wircestre ·
Þis twei busschops ⁊ seint dunston · were alle at one rerde ·
⁊ edgar þe gode kinge · to do þis holi dede ·
Þis þre busschops wende aboute · þorȝ al engelonde ·
⁊ eche luþer persoun caste out · hom ne miȝte on astonde ·
Hor churchin ⁊ hore oþir god · clanliche hem bynome ·
⁊ bi sette it in godemen þorȝ þe popis grant of rome ·
Eȝte ⁊ fourti abbeis · of monkis ⁊ of nonne ·
Mid þe tresour hir rerid in engelonde · of persouns so ywonne ·
Gode were þis þre busschops · þat at otime were þo ·
Þe betere is in engelond ȝut · ⁊ worþ euere mo ·
Oure louird ȝaf an erþe · seint dunston vaire grace ·
Þat otime as he was · in awel priue place ·
His vadir ⁊ is modir eke in þe ioye of heuene an heie ·
Aftir þat hir ded were · aperteliche he yseie ·
Wel gret loue oure louird him cudde · wan he sschewid þere ·
So muche of is priuete · þe wile he aliue were ·
As he lay anoþir time · in is reste aniȝt ·
He yseie þe ioye of heuene · ⁊ þe place þere in wel briȝte
Angelus he sei al so singe · amurie songe þere inne
Þat me singiþ ȝut in holi churche · wan me deþ þe masse bygunne ·
Kyrieleyson · cristeleyson · was þat murie songe
Þe holi man þat þis yhurd ne þoȝt noþinge longe ·
Wel aȝte he to heuene come · aftir is ende day ·
Wan he þe wile he was aliue · so moche of heuene ysay ·
Harpe he louid swyþe wel · ⁊ of harpe he couþe ynoȝ ·
A day he sat in is solas · ⁊ alay þer on droȝ ·
Þe harpe he henge by þe wouȝ vp · þo it was time to ete ·
Þo it was ȝare þer to ybroȝt · he sat adoun atte mete ·
Of heuene he gan þenche sone · of ioye þat was þere ·
Of þe ioyful blisse þat þer was · amonge alwyn þat þere were ·
He sat as he were ynome · so moche þer on he þoȝte ·
Is harpe þat henge by þe wou · on wan he litte þouȝte
By gan to cuþe is holi þoȝt · ded tre þei it were ·
As oure louirdis wille was · þat hurde all þat were þere ·
Al by him sulfe he gan to harpe · amurie anteme ywis ·
Þat me singiþ ȝut in holi churche · an englissche is þis ·

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Dunstan

Þe four[??]e þorȝ al Engelonde ⹎ þat eche persoun sscho[?]de chese.
To wit[i]e him chaste fram lecherie ⹎ oþ[ir] is churche lese.
[color]Seint aþelwold ⹎ was þul[k]e time busschop of Winchestre
7 seint os[w]ald þe godeman ⹎ busschup of Wirtefore.
Þis twe[i] busschops 7 Saint dunston were alle at one r[e]de.
7 edgar þe gode kinge ⹎ to do þis holi dede.
[color]Þis þr[e] busschops wende aboute ⹎ þorȝ al engelonde.
7 eche luþ[?] persoun caste out ⹎ hom ne miȝte on astonde.
Hor churchin 7 hore oþir god ⹎ [cl]anliche hem bynome.
7 bi se[t]te it in godemen [þ]orȝ þe per[p]is g[?]nt of rome.
[color]Eȝte 7 forti abbeis of monkis 7 of nonne.