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Vision of Isaiah: God and the Seraphim. Early 12th-c Greek Manuscript. BnF.
Vision of Isaiah: God and the Seraphim.

from Vertue of the Masse

¶ The sanctus sunge thries.

¶ The olde prophete . holy Isaye
Sawe in hevene . a trone of dignite
Where Seraphyn songe . withe euery Ierarchie
Sanctus . sanctus . sanctus . before the Trinite
After preface rehersed . tymes thre
Withe uoyse melodious . and after that osanna
Highe in excelsis . to-fore the mageste
Afore the sacryng . of oure gostly manna.

MS. Harl. 2254, fol. 18.

Simmons, Thomas Frederick, ed. The Lay-Folks Mass-Book.
      London: Early English Text Society, 1879. 272.

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