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{¶ Saynt Dunstan  ¶ Saynt barnabe }
A day he sete in his solace  ⁊ alay þeron drogh
Þe harpe he sette to þe wal  when tyme was to ete
And þo he hade wesshen  he sette him doun to mete
Of heuen he couþe þenke soone  of ioye þat was þere
Which a myrþe  þer was euermore  amonge hem þat þer were
He sete as he were al bynome  so myche þeron he þoȝt
His harpe þat henged on þe wogh  ful lytel of hit he roȝt
As oure lordes wille was  þogh hit a dede tre were
Hit bigan to kiþe his holy poȝt  as alle herden þere
Al by hit self hit harped  a Murye Anteme y wis
Men sayn hit ȝett in holy chirche  in englissh þer it is
Þe sowle of halowes glad ben  þat ar in heuen so gode
And shewed Ihesu Cristes way  ⁊ for him shedde her blode
Þere þai ar kynges withouten ende  with Ihesu goddes sone
Þis anteme þat is so Murye  as þai herden alle
A fayre grace oure lord shewed  when þat a ded tre
Shuld synge of þat ilke ioye  þat he shuld in be
Lord þonked be þi grace  ⁊ þi myȝt also
Þat þu woldest in his lyf  sich myracle for him do
¶ Þo þis holy mon hade here lyved  on erþe mony aday
Him self knewe wel ⁊ segh  hit was at his endinge day
On holy þoresday he sekened  as hit fel in þe ȝere
He lete fette his frendes  þat to him special were
And his seruauntes euerychone  he lete calle also
And for ȝaf all trespas  þat þai to him hade do
¶ He assoyled hem of her synnes  ⁊ in his bedes lay
And so he lay al þat day  ⁊ also on þe fryday
He lete calle on þe saturday  þe monkes bifore him alle
And bede hem þen haue gode day  ⁊ tolde what shuld bifalle
He lete do all his ryȝtinges  ⁊ goddes body nome
His soule went forþe out of þe world  ⁊ into heuen come
How swete lord saynt Dunstan  þat Erch bisshop was here
Þu lede vs to þe ioye of heu en  þere angels þi soule bere // Amen 

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Saynt Dunstan. Saynt Barbabe
A ðay he sete in his solace: 7 alay þeron drost
Þe haroe he sette to þe wal: when tyme was to ete
And þo he hade wesshen: he sette hi don to mete
Of henen he conþe þenke soone: of ioye þat was þer
Which a myrþer þer was ?cumore: amonge hem þat þer wer
He sete as he wer al bynome: so myche þeron he roȝt
his harpe þat henged on þe wogh: ful lytel of hit he roȝt
As our lordes wille was: was þogh hit a ?drde tre wer
hit bigan to kipe his holy poȝt: as alle herden þo
al by hit self hit harped: a myrþe anteme y wis
men sayn hit ȝett in holy chirche: in english þet it is
þe sowle of halowes glað ben: þat ar in henen so gode
And shewed ihn oþes way: 7 foȝ hi shedde her blode
Þe þai ar kynges watonten ende: wat ihn goddes sone:
Þis anteme þat is so myrþe: as þai herden alle
Afayr ?gte our lord shewed: when þat aded tre
Shuld synge of þat ilke ioye: þat he shuld in be
lord þonked be þi ?gte: 7 þi myȝt also
Þat þen Woldest in his lyf: sich myrþe foȝ hi do
Þo þis holy mon hade her lyved: on erpe mony aday
hi self knewe wel e segh: hit was at his endinge day
On holy þoresday he sekened: as hit fel in þe ȝer
he lete fette his frendes: þat to hi special wer
And his ?uantes enychone: he lete calle also
And for raf all trespas: þat þai to hi hade ðo
The assoyled hem of her symnes: 7 in his bedes lay
And so he lay al þat day: 7 also on þe fryday
He lete calle on þe Saturday: þe monkes birore hi alle
And bede he þen hane gode day: 7 tolde what shuld bifalle
He lete do all his ryȝtingres: 7 goddes body nome
his soule went forþe out of þe world: 7 into henen come
How swete lord saynt Dunstan: þat Erchbyshop was her
Þer lede us to þe ioye of henen: þer angels þi soule ber. // Amen.