Layamon's Brut (British Museum Ms. Cotton Caligula A.IX)
Layamon

Lines 12101 through 12200

and a White-sune-dæi; his folc þer isomnie.
     12101
A þen ilke daȝen; men gunnen demen.
     12102
þat nes i nane londe; burh nan swa hende.
     12103
na swa wide cuð; swa Karliun bi Uske.
     12104
buten hit weoren þa burh riche; þe Rome is ihaten.
     12105
Þa ȝet wes mid þan kinge; moni mon an londe.
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þat quidde þa burh of Karlion; ricchere þene Rome.
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and þat Uske weore; selest alre wateren.
     12108
Medewes þer weoren brade; bihalues þere burhȝe.
     12109
þer wes fisc; þer wes fuȝel; and fæier-nesse inoȝe.
     12110
þer wes wude and wilde deor; wunder ane monie.
     12111
þer wes al þa murhðe; þe æi mon mihte of þenche.
     12112
Ah nauer seoððen Arður þider bæh; þa burh seoððe no iþæh.
     12113
no nauere ((ne)) mæi; bi-twene þis and Domes-dæi.
     12114
Summe bokes suggeð to iwisse; þat þa burh wes biwucched.
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and þæt is wel isene; soð þat hit sunde.
     12116
I þære burh weoren; twa munstres swiðe mære.
     12117
þat an munstre wes of Seint Aaron; þer-inne wes muchel halidom.
     12118
þat oðer of þan martir Seint Iuliæn; þe heh is mid Drihten. Page  634
     12119
þer weoren nunnen wel idon; moni heh iboren wifmon.
     12120
Þe biscop-stole wes at Sein[t] Aaron. per wes moni sel mon;
     12121
canunes þer weoren; þe cuð weoren widen.
     12122
þer wes moni god clarc; þe wel cuðe a leore.
     12123
muchel heo ferden mid þan crafte; to lokien in þan leofte.
     12124
to lokien i þan steorren; nehȝe and feorren.
     12125
þe craft is ihate; Astronomie.
     12126
Wel ofte heo þan kinge; seide of feole þinge.
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heo cudden him on leoden; what him sculde ilimpen;
     12128
Swulc wes þe burh of Karliun. þer wes muchel ric%che-dom;
     12129
þer wes muchel blisse; mid bisie þan kinge.
     12130
Þe king nom his sonde; and sende ȝeond his londe.
     12131
hæhte cumen eorles; hehte cumen beornes.
     12132
hehte cumen kinges; and æc here-ðringes.
     12133
hehte cumen biscop%pes; hehte cumen cnihtes.
     12134
hahte alle þa freo-men; þa [e]uere weoren an londe.
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bi heore life hehte heom beon; a White-sune-dæi at Kærleon.
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Cnihtes gunnen riden; vnimete whiden.
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riden touward Kairliun; of feole cunne londen.
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To þan White-sunedæie; þer com þe king Angel.
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king of Scotlonde; mid sceone his folke.
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moni wes þe faire mon; þe folȝede þan kingen.
     12141
Of Mureiue king Vrien; and his fæire sune Ywæin.
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Stater king of Suð Wales; and Cadwaðlan king of Norð Wales.
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Cador eorl of Cornwale. þa þe king luuede.
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Moruið of Glouchæstre; Maurin of Winchastre.
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Gurguint eorl of Herford; and Beof eorl of Oxeuord.
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Gursal þe balde; from Baðe þer com ride.
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Vrgent of Chastre; Ionatus of Dorchestre.
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Ærnald of Salesburi; and Kinmarc of Cantuareburi.
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Balien of Silechæstre; Wigein of Leirchæstre.
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Argal eorl of Warwic; mid folk swiðe sellic.
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Dunwale Apries sune; and Kegein. Elauðes sune.
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Kineus þer wes Coittes sune; & Cradoc Catelles sune.
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Ædlein Cledaukes sune; Grimarc Kinmarkes sune.
     12154
Run Margoitt & Netan Clofard; Kincar. and Aikan. Page  636
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Kerin Neton. and Peredur. Madoc. Traher and Elidur;
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Þis weoren Arðures; aðele eorles.
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and þa haxte þeines ohte; of alle þissere þeode.
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wið-uten þan beornen of Arðures borden.
     12159
þa na man ne mihte ikennen; ne al þat folc inemnen.
     12160
Þa weoren ærchebiscopes þreo; inne þissere þeode.
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inne Lunden and in Eou%uerwic; and inne Karliun Sein[t] Dubric.
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he wes swiðe hali mon; þurh alle þinge wel idon.
     12163
To Lundene læi þe ærchebiscop-stol; þe to Cantwareburi wes seo[ð]ðe idon.
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seo[ð]ðe Engliscemen; þis lond heom iwunnen.
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To tellen þat folc of Kairliun; ne mihte hit na mon idon.
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Þer wes Gillomar þe king; Irisce monnen deorling.
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Maluerus king of Islonde; Doldanet king. of Gutlonde.
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Kin[g] Kailin of Frislonde; Æscil king of Denelonde.
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Þer wes Loð þe kene; þe king wes bi Norðe.
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and Gonwæis Orcaneie king; ut-laȝen deor-ling.
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Þider com þe wilde; þe eorl of Builuine.
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Læȝer wes ihaten; and his leoden mid him.
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of Flandres þe eorl Howeldin; of Chæ[r]tres þe eorl Cherin.
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Þeos ferede mid him; al þat Frensce moncun.
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twalf eorles swiðe ræihe þe rixleden ouer France.
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Guitart eorl of Peiters; Kæi þe eorl of Angers.
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Beduw((e))ar eorl of Normandie; þat lond hehte þa Neustrie.
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of þe Mans com þe eorl Borel; of Brutaine þe eorl Howel;
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Howel eorl wes freo mon; and faire weoren his iwede.
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and al þat folc Frensce; bihongen weoren feire.
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i-wepned wel alle; and hors ho hafden uatte.
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Þer weoren bisides; fiftene biscopes.
     12183
Nes na cniht ne na swein; ne oht mon þat weore þein.
     12184
from þa porz of Spaine; to þan tune of Alemaine.
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þat þider i-comen nere; ȝif he iboden weore.
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al for Arðures æie; aðeles cunnes.
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Þa al þis hired wes icumen; ælc king mid his folke.
     12188
þer me mihte bihalde; þe þer bi-halues weore. Page  638
     12189
moni seolcu[ð]ne mon; þe isiȝen wes to burhȝen.
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and feole cunne tiðende; mid Arðure þan kinge.
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Þer wes moni sellic clað; þer wes moni cniht wrað.
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þer weoren herberȝe; hæh-liche awurðe.
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þer þa innes weoren; mid strengðe biwunnen.
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þer weoren on uelden; moni þusend telden.
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þer com spic and water; and aten vnimete.
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ne mai hit na mon suggen on his tale; of þan win and of þan ale.
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þer com hey þer com gras; þer com al þat god was.
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Þa al þis folc isomned was; at sele þan kingge.
     12199
þa com þe White-sune-dæi; alse Drihten hine sende.
     12200