from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete spelling of sexton.


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  • The residue that was spread in the church, the sexten had.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • In the meanseson the sexten came to vs, withowt any wordes, but he held out a table suche as the Germanes vse to gather tolle apon bridges.

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

  • _ Whan ye sexten sawe vs, he dyd runne to the aultre, & put apon hym his surplese, & his stole about his nekke, knelyd downe relygyously, and worshipyd it, and streghtforthe dyd offre the mylke to vs to kysse.

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

  • _ So it is, the sexten dyd tell me that | | B iij. | | ther was ones a knyght whiche fleeynge hys enemye, than aprochynge, dyd ride thorow ye wykyte, and than the wretche dispayrynge in hym selffe, apon a soden motion, dyd commend hymselffe to ye blessyd virgyne, whiche was than at hand.

    The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion

  • "Md 'that yt ys aggreed that the clerke most have for the office of the sexten But xx s.

    The Parish Clerk

  • Then, if tha'll excoose mea, I'll go streight to 'oory oop sexten. "

    Stories in Light and Shadow


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