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.
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.
_ 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.
_ 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.
"Md 'that yt ys aggreed that the clerke most have for the office of the sexten But xx s.
Then, if tha'll excoose mea, I'll go streight to 'oory oop sexten. "