2nd fair copy, July 1923, IV§2 draft level 3

MS British Library 47488 25-26 Draft details

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Of Kevin, of Increate God the servant, of the Lord Creator a filial fearer, the miracles, death and life are these … Procreated on the ultimate island of Ireland in the |3encyclical3| Irish ocean, come |3his their3| feast of precreated holy |3whiteclad3| angels, voluntarily poor Kevin, having been granted the privilege of a priest's postcreated portable altare cum balneo when espousing the true cross|3, invented & exalted,3| in celibate matrimony, |3at matin chime3| arose and |3westfrom3| went and came |3in alb of cloth of gold3| to |3our3| midmost Glendalough |3le Vert3| by archangelical guidance where amiddle of meeting waters of river Slaney and Liffey river on this one lone navigable lake piously Kevin |3|alauding the Triune Trishagion,a|3| amidships of his conducible altar super bath rafted centripetally, |3lauding the Triune Trishagion,3| diaconal servant of orders Hibernian, midway across the subject lake surface to its supreme lake isle,º whereof its lake is
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blank principality, whereon |3by the hour of prime3|, powerful in knowledge, Kevin came to where its centre is among the circumfluent watercourses of Ishgagrania and Ishgadectera an enisled lakelet islanding a lacustrine islet whereupon with beached raft subdiaconal bath propter altar, with oil extremely anointed, accompanied by prayer, holy Kevin bided |3till the third |amorna| hour3| but to build a |3rubric3| penitential honeybeehivehut |3wherein in whose enclosure3| to live in fortitude, acolyte of cardinal virtues, whereof the arenary floor most holy Kevin excavated as deep as to a depth of a seventh part of one full fathom, which excavated, venerable |3anchorite3| Kevin, taking counsel, proceeded towards the lakeside of the isletshore whereat seven several times he |3eastward3| genuflecting |3in entire obedience at sextnoon none3| |3filled collected3| with Gregorian water and with Ambrosian eucharistic joy of heart receded carrying thatº privileged altar unacumque bath which severally seven times into the cavity excavated, a lector of water levels, most venerable Kevin then effused thereby letting there be water where was theretofore dry land by wh him |3so3| cocreated who now, confirmed a strongº perfect Christian blessed Kevin exorcised his holy sister water|3, chaste perpetually,3| so that well understanding she should fill to midheight his tubbathaltar which handbathtub most blessed Kevin |3ninthly3| enthroned in the intercentre of the translated water whereamid |3when violet vesper fell3| Saint Kevin |3Hydrophilus3|, having girded his |3frock |acandid alb sable cappa magnaa|3| to his cherubical loins, |3solemnly at solemn compline3| sat in his seat of wisdom, that hipbathtub, whereverafter, recreated doctor solitarius |3of the universal church3|, keeper of the door of meditation, |3memory |aextemporea| proposing and intellect |aformallya| considering, recluse,3| he meditated |3continuously3| with seraphic ardour, the initi primal sacrament of baptism or the regeneration of man by |3affusion of3| water.