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

Lines 12201 through 12300

þa comen þa biscopes alle; biuoren heore kinge.
     12201
and þa ærchebiscopes þreo; biuoren Arðure.
     12202
and þene kine-helm nome; þa him wes icunde.
     12203
and setten uppen his hafde; mid heȝere blisse.
     12204
swa heo hine gunnen lede; al mid Godes rede.
     12205
Seint Dubris eoden biuoren; he wes Criste icoren.
     12206
þe ærche-biscop of Lundene; eode an his riht honden.
     12207
and bi his luft side. þe [ilke] of Eouerwike
     12208
Fiftene biscopes biuoren; of feole londen icoren.
     12209
heo weoren bi-hangen alle; mid palle swiðe balde;
     12210
þe weoren alle ibrusted. mid barninge golde.
     12211
Þer feouwer kinges eoden; biuoren þan kaiseren.
     12212
heo weȝe[den] on heore honde; feouwer sweord of golde
     12213
Þus hehte þa an; þe wes a swiðe duhti mon.
     12214
þat wes Cador þe king; Ar[ð]ures deorling.
     12215
þe oðer of Scotlonde; sweord he weide an honde.
     12216
& þe king of Norð Walles; & þe king of Suð Wales.
     12217
and þus heo gunnen leden; þe king to chirechen.
     12218
þeo biscopes gunnen singe. biuoren þan leod-kinge;
     12219
bemen þer bleowen; bellen þer ringeden.
     12220
cnihtes gunnen riden; wifmen forð gliden.
     12221
To iwissen hit is isaid; and soð hit is ifunden.
     12222
þat no isah no mon; nauer ær; mid eorðliche monne her.
     12223
half swa hahne ric%che-dom; a nauer nane hepen.
     12224
swa mid Arðure was aðeles cunnes.
     12225
Into chirchen bi-com; Arður þe riche mon. Page  640
     12226
Dubriz þe arche-biscop; Drihten him wes ful god.
     12227
of Rome he wes legat; and of þan hirede prelat.
     12228
he song þa hali masse; biuoren þan leod-kinge.
     12229
Comen mid þere quene; wifmen wel idone.
     12230
þere richchere monne wif alle; þe wunede on londe.
     12231
and þere hehere monnen dohtere; þa quene hafden isohte.
     12232
al swa þa quene hafde ihate; bi hire fulle wite.
     12233
I þere chireche i þere s[u]ð halue; sat Arður þe king him-seolf.
     12234
bi pere norð side; Wenhæiuer þa quene.
     12235
Þer comen hire bi-foren; feouwer quenen i-coren.
     12236
ælc bar on luft honde; enne beh of rede gold.
     12237
& þreo snau-wh[i]te culueren; se[t]ten an heore sculderen.
     12238
þæt weoren þa feouwer quenen; þere cnihte wifen.
     12239
þa beren an heore heonden; þe feouwer sweordes of golde.
     12240
bi-uoren Arðure; aðelest kingen.
     12241
Moni mæide child. wes þere; mid mære þere quene.
     12242
þær wes moni pal hende; on faire þan uolke.
     12243
of monies cunnes londe; þer wes muchel onde.
     12244
for ælc wende to beon; betere þene oðer.
     12245
Feole cnihtes anan; comen to þere chirechen;
     12246
summe for guðinge; summe for þan kinge.
     12247
summe to bihalden; þa wifmen þat weoren balde.
     12248
Songes þer weoren murie; þa ilaste swiðe longe.
     12249
ich weone ȝif hit weore; ilast seoue ȝere.
     12250
þa ȝet heo weolden mare; þe þer-at weoren.
     12251
Þa þe masse wes isungen; of chircchen heo ðrunge.
     12252
þe king mid his folke; to his mete uerde.
     12253
mid mucle his duȝeðe; drem wes on hirede.
     12254
Þa quene an oðer halue; hire hereberwe isohte.
     12255
heo hafde of wif-monne; wunder ane monien.
     12256
Þa þe king wes isete; mid his monnen to his mete.
     12257
to þan kinge com þæ biscop; Seind Dubriz þe wes swa god.
     12258
and nom of his hafde; his kine-hælm hæhne.
     12259
for þan mucle golde; þe king hine beren nalde.
     12260
& dude enne lasse crune; on þas kinges hafde.
     12261
and seoððen he gon do; a þere quene al swo.
     12262
Inne Troie þis wes laȝe; bi heore ælderne daȝe. Page  642
     12263
þa Bruttes of come; þe weoren wel idone.
     12264
alle þa wepmen; at heore mete seten.
     12265
sundi bi heom-seoluen; þat heom þuhte wel idon.
     12266
and al swa þa wifmen; heore i-wune hafden.
     12267
Þa þe king wes isete; mid alle his duȝeðe. to his mete.
     12268
eorles and beornes; at borde þas kinges.
     12269
þe stiward com steppen; pe Kæy wes ihaten.
     12270
hæxt cniht on londe; vnder þan kinge.
     12271
of alle þan hæpe; of Arðures hirede.
     12272
Kay hehte him biuoren; moni hæh mon icoren.
     12273
þer weoren a þusen[d] cnihte((s)) bald; wunder wel i-talde.
     12274
þat þeineden þan kingen; & his here-ðringen.
     12275
ælc cniht hafde pal on; and mid golde bigon.
     12276
and alle heore uingeres; iriuen mid gold ringes.
     12277
Þas beorn þa sunde; from kuchene to þan kinge.
     12278
An oðer half wes Beduer; þas kinges hæȝe birle.
     12279
mid him weoren eorlene sunen; of aðele cunne iboren.
     12280
and þere hehȝe cnihtene sunen; þa þider weoren icu[m]en.
     12281
seouen kingene sunen; þat mid him quehten.
     12282
Bedeuer a-uormest eode; mid guldene bolle.
     12283
after him a þusend; þrasten to hirede.
     12284
mid alle þas cunnes drenche; þe me cuðe on biðenche.
     12285
And þa quene an hire ende; wifmen swi[ð]e hende.
     12286
a þusend hire eode biuoren. riche men and wel icoren.
     12287
to þæinen þere quene; and þa[i] þat mid hire weoren.
     12288
Nes he næuere i-boren; of nane cnihte icoren.
     12289
i-læred no læwed; a nauere nare. leode.
     12290
þe cuðe him i-telle; an æies cunnes spelle.
     12291
of halue þan riche-dome; þe wes inne Kairliune.
     12292
of seoluere and of golde; and gode iweden.
     12293
of hehȝe iborene monnen; þa inne hirede wuneden.
     12294
of horsen and of hafueken; of hunden to deoren.
     12295
and of riche iweden; þa a þan hirede weoren.
     12296
& of alle þan folke; þe wuneden þer on folde.
     12297
wes þisses londes folk; leodene hendest itald.
     12298
& al swa þa wimmen; wunliche on heowen.
     12299
and hah-lukest iscrudde; & alre bezst itoȝene.
     12300