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The Lives of Ss. Edmund and Fremund: Text

MS Harley 2278 fol. 28r
[The initial "T" of the first stanza and the initial "A" of the second are decorated.]

Thoruh goddis myht / whan thei the lond han kauht
This holi Edmond / of hool affecciou[n]
Fro ther arryuaile / almost a bowe drauht
He ful deuoutli / gan to knele dou[n]
And preied god first in his orisou[n]
That his comyng / were to him acceptable
And to al the land / welful and profitable

[Illumination
showing five clear wells]

And in tokne / that god herde his praier Vpon the soil / sondy hard and drie Ther sprong bi myracle / fyue wellis clier That been of uertu / helthe and remedie A geyn ful many strau[n]ge malladie Thus list the lord / of his eternal myht ffirst at his londyng / magnefie his knyht

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