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KendallB at Aug 20, 2023 08:50 PM

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And hi speke ech to oþer  in whiche manere hit were
Hou hit queynte so sodeynliche  þe liȝt þat hi bere
As hi stode ⁊ speke þerof  in gret wounder echon
Seint Dunstanes moder taper  afure worþ anon
Þat heo huld on hire hond  heo nuste whannes hit com
Þat folc stod ⁊ bihuld  ⁊ gret wonder þerof nom
Ne non nuste wannes hit com  bote þurf oure louredes grace
Þerof hi tende here liȝt  alle in þe place
What was þat oure louerd crist  þe liȝt fram heuene sende
⁊ þat folc þat stod aboute  here taperes þerof tende
Bote of þat holi child  þat was in hire wombe þere
Al Engelonde scholde þe bet beo iliȝt  þat hit ibore were
Þis child was ibore neoȝe hondred ȝer  ⁊ fyue ⁊ tuenti ariȝt
After þat oure suete louerd  in his moder was aliȝt
Þe furste ȝer of þe crouning  of þe king Adelston
His moder het Kenedride  his fader Herston
Þo þis child was an vrþe ibore  his freond nome þerto hede
Hi lete hit do to Glastnebury  to norischi ⁊ to fete
To teche him eke his bileue  pater noster ⁊ crede
Þe child wax ⁊ wel iþeȝ  for hit moste nede
Lute ȝeme he nom to þe wordle  to alle godnisse he drouȝ
Ech man þat hurde of himm speke  hadde of him ioye ynouȝ
Þo he was of manes wit to his vncle he gan go
Þe archebischop of Canterbury  seint Aldelm þat was þo
Þat makede wiþ him ioye ynouȝ  ⁊ euere þe lengere þe more
Þo he seȝ of his godnisse  ⁊ of his wyse lore
For deynte þat he hadde of him  he let him sone bringe
Bifore þe prince of Engelond  Adelstan þe kynge
Þe king him makede ioye ynouȝ  ⁊ grantede al his bone
Of what þinge so he wolde bidde  if hit were to done
Þo bad he him an abbei  þat he was forþ on ibroȝt
In þe toun of Glastnebure  þat he ne wornde him noȝt
Þe king grantede his bone  ⁊ after him also
Edmund his broþer þatt was king  in his poer ido
To Glastnebury wende sone  þis gode man seint Dunstan
Þo beye þe kynges him ȝeue leue Edmund ⁊ Adelstan
Of þe hous of Glastnebure  a gret ordeynour he was
⁊ makede moche of gode reule  þat neuerer among hem nas

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And hi speke ech to oþer ⹎ in whiche manere hit were
Hou hit queynte so sodeynliche ⹎ þe liȝt þat hi bere
As hi stode ⁊ speke þerof ⹎ in gret wounder echon
Seint Dunstanes moder taper ⹎ afure worþ anon
Þat heo huld on hire hond ⹎ heo nuste whannes hit com
Þat folc stod ⁊ bihuld ⹎ ⁊ gret wonder þerof nom
Ne non nuste wannes hit com ⹎ bote þruf oure louredes grace
Þerof hi tende here liȝt ⹎ alle in þe place
What was þat oure lourd crist ⹎ þe liȝt fram heuene sende
⁊ þat folc þat stod aboute ⹎ here taperes þerof tende
Bote of þat holi child ⹎ þat was in hire wombe þere
Al Engelonde scholde þe bet beo iliȝt ⹎ þat hit ibore were
Þis child was ibore neoȝe hondred ȝer ⹎ ⁊ fyue ⁊ trienti ariȝt
After þat oure suete louerd ⹎ in his moder was aliȝt
Þe furste ȝer of þe crouning ⹎ of þe king Adelston
His moder het Kenedride ⹎ his fader Herston
Þo þis child was an urþe ibore ⹎ his freond nome þerto hede
Hi lete hit do to Glastnebury ⹎ to norischi ⁊ to fete
To teche him eke his bileue ⹎ pater noster ⁊ crede
Þe child wax ⁊ wel iþeȝ ⹎ for hit moste nede
Lute ȝeme he nom to þe wordle ⹎ to alle godnisse he drouȝ
Ech man þat hurde of himm speke ⹎ hadde of him ioye ynouȝ
Þo he was of manes wit ⹎ to his uncle he gan go
Þe archebischop of Canterbury ⹎ seint Aldelm þat was þo
Þat makede wiþ him ioye ynouȝ ⹎ ⁊ euere þe lengere þe more
Þo he seȝ of his godnisse ⹎ ⁊ of his wyse lore
For deynte þat he hadde of him ⹎ he let him sone bringe
Bifore þe prince of Engelond ⹎ Adelstan þe kynge
Þe king him makede ioye ynouȝ ⹎ ⁊ grantede al his bone
Of what þinge so he wolde bidde ⹎ if hit were to done
Þo bad he him an abbei ⹎ þat he was forþ on ibroȝt
In þe toun of Glastnebure ⹎ þat he ne wornde him noȝt
Þe king grantede his bone ⹎ ⁊ after him also
Edmund his broþer þatt was king ⹎ in his poer ido
To Glastnebury wende sone ⹎ þis gode man seint Dunstan
Þo beye þe kynges him ȝene leue Edmund ⁊ Adelstan
Of þe hous of Glastnebure ⹎ a gret ordeynour he was
⁊ makede moche of gode reule ⹎ þat neuerer among hem nas

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