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Rimi Nandy at Aug 03, 2023 05:21 PM

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¶Hi draddre ham sore for hy ne couþe þe speche of engelonde
Hy nome men þat couþe boþe langages · vnder stonde
Hi dude hom forþ in þe se · þo hi þuder come
Toward þe hauene of engelond · þane riȝte wei hy nome.
To an Ile bi este kent · hore ssip bi gan euene wende
Þat þe niȝt lond is icluped · as ourre louerd hom wolde sende.
Þere hi nome ferst hore In · and nome hom sone to rede
Hou hi miȝte best on take · to don þis holy dede
¶Þe king albriȝt þat was þo · king of engelonde
Hi aqueinte messager · faire hi sende hore sonde
Þat hi were messagers · and fram an hey man Icome
To do him amessage · fram þe court of rome.
Þat scholde world wiþ oute ende · to hi and to alistodnde
To gret prou and richesse beo · ȝif hi it wolde vnderstonde
¶Þo þis word to þe kynge com · he stod a wile in þoȝt
Gode tydinge he sede mote it beo · þat hi habbeþ me ibroȝt
He onder veng hom fair Inou · and honorede ham also
And findeþ hom plente Inou · of þat hy habbeþ nede two.
Fforte ich habbe wiþ hom yspeke · and hore message iseo
God leoue as hi me bi hoteþ wel · þat it mote my prou beo
Is heste was fol wel yholde · me afeng hom fair Inou
Þe king toward þulke Ile · sone þer after drou.
¶Þo he to þe ile com · to seint austin he sende
Þat he to don is message · wiþ is felawes to him wende
¶Seint Austin him greiþede wel · and is felawes echon
Fforto siȝte aȝen þe deouel · and to bataille gon.
Hy made þe signe of þ crois · oþer harm nadde hi non
Forto do þis bataille · and to ouercome hore fon.
¶A crois of seluer wiþ þe forme · of gold hi lete arere
And in stude of baner · to fore hom alle bere
And ȝeode forþ wel baldeliche · as hardi kniȝtes and gode
And siwede hore swete banere · wiþ þe forme of þe rode
¶Hi gonne to synge þe letanie · for prou of þe londe
Þat ourre louerd hom sende grace · hore prechinge vnder stonde
Þe kinge him grette swuþe faire · þo hi to him come
And sede hore erande þat hi broȝte · fram þe court of rome
And prechede him cristendom · and of oure louerdes lawe
Þat goder hele him and alle his · wolde þerto drawe
¶Hi bi hete him þe ioie of heuene · þat so riche was and is
Þat he scholde after þulke lyf · turne to þulke blys.

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¶Hi draddre ham sore for hy ne couþe þe speche of engelonde
Hy nome men þat couþe boþe langages · vnder stonde
Hi dude hom forþ in þe se · þo hi þuder come
Toward þe hauene of engelond · þane riȝte wei hy nome.
To an Ile bi este kent · hore ssip bi gan euene wende
Þat þe niȝt lond is icluped · as ourre louerd hom wolde sende.
Þere hi nome ferst hore In · and nome hom sone to rede
Hou hi miȝte best on take · to don þis holy dede
¶Þe king albriȝt þat was þo · king of engelonde
Hi aqueinte messager · faire hi sende hore sonde
Þat hi were messagers · and fram an hey man Icome
To do him amessage · fram þe court of rome.
Þat scholde world wiþ oute ende · to hi and to alistodnde
To gret prou and richesse beo · ȝif hi it wolde vnderstonde
¶Þo þis word to þe kynge com · he stod a wile in þoȝt
Gode tydinge he sede mote it beo · þat hi habbeþ me ibroȝt
He onder veng hom fair Inou · and honorede ham also
And findeþ hom plente Inou · of þat hy habbeþ nede two.
Fforte ich habbe wiþ hom yspeke · and hore message iseo
God leoue as hi me bi hoteþ wel · þat it mote my prou beo
Is heste was fol wel yholde · me afeng hom fair Inou
Þe king toward þulke Ile · sone þer after drou.
¶Þo he to þe ile com · to seint austin he sende
Þat he to don is message · wiþ is felawes to him wende
¶Seint Austin him greiþede wel · and is felawes echon
Fforto siȝte aȝen þe deouel · and to bataille gon.
Hy made þe signe of þ crois · oþer harm nadde hi non
Forto do þis bataille · and to ouercome hore fon.
¶A crois of seluer wiþ þe forme · of gold hi lete arere
And in stude of baner · to fore hom alle bere
And ȝeode forþ wel baldeliche · as hardi kniȝtes and gode
And siwede hore swete banere · wiþ þe forme of þe rode
¶Hi gonne to synge þe letanie · for prou of þe londe
Þat ourre louerd hom sende grace · hore prechinge vnder stonde
Þe kinge him grette swuþe faire · þo hi to him come
And sede hore erande þat hi broȝte · fram þe court of rome
And prechede him cristendom · and of oure louerdes lawe
Þat goder hele him and alle his · wolde þerto drawe
¶Hi bi hete him þe ioie of heuene · þat so riche was and is
Þat he scholde after þulke lyf · turne to þulke blys.