Eangyth, abbess. [Letter to Boniface, Saint, 719-22] in S.Bonifacii et Lulli Epistolae ep.14

[Letter from Eangyth, abbess, to Saint Boniface, Archbishop of Mainz ]
In response to a letter from Boniface, Eangyth pours out her distress in powerful sea metaphors that evoke Anglo-Saxon poetry. She speaks of her worries about fulfilling her responsibilities as abbess, the problems she has with the monks under her, with lack of necessities and oppressive taxes, with loss of family and protectors, her desire to go to Rome, though she knows some say the canons require her to stay where she made her vows. She asks Boniface to pray for her guidance, and recommends a monk who is also a relative.
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