De sancta Eauswida virgine & abbatissa.
SEynt eauswyda was doughter to ye Kynge son to kynge ethelbert Edbaldus / And fro her you∣the she forsoke the pompys of the worlde / and en¦ducyd her Fader to make her an Oratorye at Folkstan that she myghte in virgynyte serue our Lorde / And as ye oratory was in buyldynge / the kynge of Northamhum∣brorū which was a paynym / desyryd to haue her in ma∣ryage and her Father counceylyd her therto / and pray∣syd the Kynge moche / And she sayd if he coulde in the na¦me of his goddys make a beame of her Oratorye which was to shorte longe I nough she wolde assente to hym / if not she desyryd to be let a lone / And the kynge trustyn∣ge in his Goddes gladly assentyd / And when he hadde longe Prayde / all was in vayne that he dyd / and soo he went away with shame / And thenne the virgyn Prayed in the name of oure Lorde / And anone her Prayer was herde / and the Bame made longe Inoughe / And so the Kynge departyd / And by her prayer water came agayn¦ste the Hylle fro a Towne callyd Swecton to her orato∣ry / And it came by a noder Ryuer and yet Ioynyd not with it / foure Bretherne of great Ryches denyed to ge∣ue Dysmes to seynt Eauswyda / And after many yerys. iii. of theym were compuncte / and aduertysyd the .iiii. to goo with them to her sepulcre to doo penaunce / and ma∣ke satysfaccyon / and he denyed it / And anon the Deuyll enteryd into hym / And soo his Bretherne bounde hym And broughte hym to her Aulter / And anone he was made Hoolle and Payed his Tythes / And she wente Page [unnumbered] fro this present lyfe the day before the kalēdas of septem∣ber And bycause her church was dystroyed with the see her bodye was brought to Folkstane.