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KendallB at Aug 20, 2023 09:02 PM

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At þat hous þat furst bigonne  four hondred ȝer bifore
⁊ eke þreo ⁊ vyfti  er seint Dunstan were ibore
For þer was ordre of monekes  er seint patrik com
⁊ er seint Austyn to Engelonde  brouȝte cristendom .
⁊ seint patrik deide tuo hondred  ⁊ trio ⁊ vyfti ȝer
After þat oure suete leuedi  oure louerd here ber
At none monekes þer nere furst  bote as in hudinge echon
⁊ as men þat drowe to wyldernisse  for drede of godes fon .
Seint Dunstan ⁊ seint Adelwold  as oure louerd hit bisay
I ordeyened to preostes were  al in one day
Þer after sone to Glastnebury  seint Dunstan anon wende
He was abbod þer ymaked  his lyf to amende
⁊ for he nolde bi his wille  no tyme idel beo
Apriuei smyþþe bi his celle  he gan him biseo
For whan he moste of oreisouns  reste for werinisse
To worke he wolde his honden do  to fleo idelnisse
Sin he wolde poure men  þe wyle he miȝte deore
Al þe dai for þe loue of god  he ne kipte of hem non hure
⁊ whan he sat at his worc þer  his honden at his dede
⁊ his his hurte mid ihesu crist  his mouþ his hedes bede
So þat al at one tyme  he was at preo stedes
His honden þer his hurte at god  his mouþ to bidde his bedes
Þerfore þe deuel hadde of him  gret enuye ⁊ ȝonde
O tyme he cam to his smyþþe  alone him to fonde
Riȝt as þe sonne wende adoun  riȝt as he womman were
⁊ spac wiþ him of his worc  wiþ laȝinge chere
⁊ seide þat heo hadde wiþ him  gret worc to done
Treoflinge heo smot her ⁊ þer  in anoþer tale sone
Þat holi man hadde gret wonder  þat heo was ⁊ þere
He sat longe ⁊ biþoȝte him  longe hou hit were
He biþoȝte him ho hit was  he droȝ forþ his tonge
⁊ leide in þe hote fur  ⁊ spac faire longe
Forte þe tonge was al afure  ⁊ siþþe stille ynouȝ
Þe deuel he hente bi þe nose  ⁊ wel faste drouȝ
He tuengde ⁊ schok hire bi þe nose  þat þe fur out blaste
Þe deuel wrickede her ⁊ þer  ⁊ he huld euere faste
He ȝal ⁊ hupte ⁊ drouȝ aȝe  ⁊ makede grislich bere
He nolde for al his biȝete  þat he hadde icome þere
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{[right margin: in later hand] Jo. Sanford ....}
{[bottom margin: in later hand] Aaa Bbb Ccc Ddd Eee
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At þat hous þat furst bigonne  four hondred ȝer bifore
⁊ eke þreo ⁊ vyfti  er seint Dunstan were ibore
For þer was ordre of monekes  er seint patrik com
⁊ er seint Austyn to Engelonde  brouȝte cristendom .
⁊ seint patrik deide tuo hondred  ⁊ trio ⁊ vyfti ȝer
After þat oure suete leuedi  oure louerd here ber
At none monekes þer nere furst  bote as in hudinge echon
⁊ as men þat drowe to wyldernisse  for drede of godes fon .
Seint Dunstan ⁊ seint Adelwold  as oure louerd hit bisay
I ordeyened to preostes were  al in one day
Þer after sone to Glastnebury  seint Dunstan anon wende
He was abbod þer ymaked  his lyf to amende
⁊ for he nolde bi his wille  no tyme idel beo
Apriuei smyþþe bi his celle  he gan him biseo
For whan he moste of oreisouns  reste for werinisse
To worke he wolde his honden do  to fleo idelnisse
Sin he wolde poure men  þe wyle he miȝte deore
Al þe dai for þe loue of god  he ne kipte of hem non hure
⁊ whan he sat at his worc þer  his honden at his dede
⁊ his his hurte mid ihesu crist  his mouþ his hedes bede
So þat al at one tyme  he was at preo stedes
His honden þer his hurte at god  his mouþ to bidde his bedes
Þerfore þe deuel hadde of him  gret enuye ⁊ ȝonde
O tyme he cam to his smyþþe  alone him to fonde
Riȝt as þe sonne wende adoun  riȝt as he womman were
⁊ spac wiþ him of his worc  wiþ laȝinge chere
⁊ seide þat heo hadde wiþ him  gret worc to done
Treoflinge heo smot her ⁊ þer  in anoþer tale sone
Þat holi man hadde gret wonder  þat heo was ⁊ þere
He sat longe ⁊ biþoȝte him  longe hou hit were
He biþoȝte him ho hit was  he droȝ forþ his tonge
⁊ leide in þe hote fur  ⁊ spac faire longe
Forte þe tonge was al afure  ⁊ siþþe stille ynouȝ
Þe deuel he hente bi þe nose  ⁊ wel faste drouȝ
He tuengde ⁊ schok hire bi þe nose  þat þe fur out blaste
Þe deuel wrickede her ⁊ þer  ⁊ he huld euere faste
He ȝal ⁊ hupte ⁊ drouȝ aȝe  ⁊ makede grislich bere
He nolde for al his biȝete  þat he hadde icome þere
{[top margin: illegible]}
{[right margin: in later hand] Jo. Sanford ....}
{[bottom margin: in later hand] Aaa Bbb Ccc Ddd Eee
}