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The Lives of Ss. Edmund and Fremund: Text

MS Harley 2278 fol. 28v
[The initial "A" of each stanza is decorated.]

Alle the feeldis / sowyn rou[n]d aboute
And lond arable / a ful large space
Gan there tencrece / of trouthe this no doute
More than it dide / in any othir place
And al thencres / kam of goddis grace
ffor in such caas / may been noon obstacle
Whan for his seynt / god werkith bi myracle

[In the centre of the page is an illumination
showing many labourers working at construction:
the building of Hunstanton.]

And be side the wellis as I fynde At his comyng / he bilt a roial tou[n] Which stant ther yit / for a manier mynde ffor his arryuaile / into this Regiou[n] Which is this day / callid Hunstantstou[n] And betokneth / who so looke a riht In latyn tonge / swetnesse and gret myht

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