3rd fair copy, July 1923, IV§2 draft level 4

MS British Library 47488 27 Draft details

Of Kevin, of Increateº God the servant, of the Lord Creatorº a filial fearer, the miracles, death and life are these.

Procreated on the ultimate island of Ireland in the encyclical Irish archipelago, come their feast of precreated holy whiteclad angels, voluntarily poor Kevin, having been granted the privilege of a priest's postcreated portable altare cum balneo whenº espousing the one true cross, invented and exalted, in celibate matrimony at matin chime arose and westfrom went and came in alb of cloth of gold to our own midmost Glendalough-le-Vertº by archangelicalº guidance where amiddle of meeting waters of river Slaney and Liffey river on this one lone navigable lake piously Kevin, laudingº the Triune Trishagion,º amidships of his conducible altar superº bathº rafted centripetally, diaconal servant of orders Hibernian,º midway across the subject lake surface to its supreme epicentric lake isle, Inis Kevin,º whereof its lake is the centrifugalº principality, whereon by prime,º powerful in knowledge,º Kevin came to where its centre is among the circumfluent watercourses of Ishgagrania and Ishgadectera,º an enisled lakelet islanding a lacustrine islet,º whereupon with beached raft subdiaconal bath propter altar, with oil extremely anointed,º accompanied by prayer, holyº Kevin bided till the third morn hour but to build a rubric penitential honeybeehivehut inº whose enclosure to live in fortitude, acolyte of cardinalº virtues, whereof the arenary floorº most holy Kevin excavated as deep as to aº depth of a seventh part of one full fathom, which excavated,º venerable Kevin,º anchorite, taking counsel, proceededº towards the lakeside of the isletshore whereat seven several times heº eastward genuflectingº in entire obedience at sextnoon collected Gregorian water sevenfold
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and with Ambrosianº eucharistic joy of heart as many times recededº carrying the lustral domination contained within his most portableº privileged altar unacumque bath,º which severally seven times into the cavity excavated, a lector of water levels, most venerable Kevinº then effused,º thereby letting there be water where was theretofore dry land,º by him so concreated,º who now, confirmed a strong andº perfect Christianº, blessed Kevin, exorcised his holy sister
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water, perpetually chaste, so that well understanding she should fill to midheight his tubbathaltar, which handbathtubº most blessed Kevinº ninthly enthronedº in the interconcentricº centreº of the translated waterº whereamid, when violet vesper vailed, Saintº Kevinº Hydrophilus, having girded his sable cappa magna as high as to his cherubical loins, at solemn compline sat in his seat of wisdom, that hipbathtub,º whereverafter, recreated doctor insularis of the universal church, keeper of the door of meditation, memory extempore proposing and intellect formally considering, recluse, he meditated continuously with seraphic ardour the primal sacrament of baptism or the regeneration of all man by affusion of water.