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The Lives of Ss. Edmund and Fremund: Text

MS Harley 2278 fol. 41v
[The initial "A" of the first stanza is elaborately decorated.]

[Illumination showing Lothbrok going hunting]

And in this menewhile / it fil upon a day
Of fantasie / that cam onto his mynde
He wolde disporte him / go take his hauk and play
This said Lothbrook / and leue his men behynde
And at a ryuer / it fil thus as I fynde
Because that he was / allone at large
Anoon he entred / in talitil barge

And in that vessel / whil he kept him cloos
Sool be him silff / that no-man myht him se
Al vnwarly / a sodeyn wynd a roos
And drof his barge / into the salt see
And by our occian / daies too or thre
ffordreuen he was / by fatal auenture
Among the waves / and koude no land recure
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