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

Lines 13601 through 13700

Angel kinge of Scotlonde; þa uormeste uerde heold an honde.
     13601
Cador þe eorl of Cornwaille; þa uerde heold baften.
     13602
Bo[f] hafde ane; þe eorl of Oxen-uorde.
     13603
Þe eorl of Chæstre Gerin; þa ueorðe uerde heold mid him.
     13604
Þa uerden uppen þere dune; heold Escil king þe Denisce.
     13605
Lot heold þa ane; þe leof was þan kinge.
     13606
Howel of Brutaine; heold ane oðere. Page  714
     13607
Walwain þe kene; wes bi þan kinge.
     13608
Kai wuste ane; stiward wæs þas kinges.
     13609
Beduer ane oðer; þe wes þes kinges birle.
     13610
Þe eorl of Flandres Howeldin; ane uerde hefde mid him.
     13611
Ane muchele uerde hefde Gui[t]ard; þe king of Gascunnes ærd.
     13612
Wigein eorl of Leicestre; and Ionatan eorl of Dorchestre.
     13613
heo wusten þa twa uerden; þe þer weoren auoten.
     13614
Þe eorl of Chastre Curselein; and eorl of Baðe þe hehte Urgein.
     13615
ho bi-wusten ba þa uerden; þa weoren þær auoten.
     13616
þeos sculden a twa haluen; halden to þan uehte.
     13617
to þissen twam eorlen; þa ohte cnihtes weoren.
     13618
hafden Arður treouðe; þe eorles weoren treowe.
     13619
þa weoren alle þa uerden isette; alse Arður sel þuhte.
     13620
þa cleopede him to; þe king of Brutaine.
     13621
his redȝiuen alle; þa ræiȝest weoren to dome.
     13622
& þus seide Arður anan; to aðelen his monnen.
     13623
Hercneð nu tou-wardes ((me)); mine wines deore.
     13624
iræsed ȝe habbeoð tweien; to Romanis monnen.
     13625
and twien heo beoð ouer-cumen; and islaȝen and inumen.
     13626
for heo al mid wronge; wilneden of ure londe.
     13627
and min heorte seið me; þurh ure Drihten hehne.
     13628
þat ȝet heo scullen beon ouer-cumen; baðe islæȝen and inumen.
     13629
Ȝe habbeoð ouer-cumen Noreine; ȝe habbeoð ouercume Denene.
     13630
Scotlond & Irlond; al iwunen to eouwer heond.
     13631
Normandie and France; bi-wunnen mid fehte.
     13632
Þreo & þritti kine-lond; ich halde a mire aȝere hond.
     13633
þæ ȝe hit under sunnen; habbeoð me bi-wunnen.
     13634
And þis beoð þa for-cuðeste men; of alle quike monnen.
     13635
hæðene leode; Godd heo seondeð laðe.
     13636
ure Drihten heo bi-læueð; and to Mahune heo tuhteð.
     13637
& Luces þe kæisere; of Godd seolf naueð nane care.
     13638
þat hafueð to iueren; haðene hundes.
     13639
Goddes wiðer-iwinnen; we heom scullen awelden.
     13640
leggen heom to grunde; and us seoluen beon isunde.
     13641
mid Drihtenes willen; þe waldeð alle deden.
     13642
Þa andswarede eorles þare; Alle we beoð ȝarewe.
     13643
to libben and to liggen; mid leouen vre kingen.
     13644
Þa þas ferde wes al idiht; þa wes hit dai-liht.
     13645
Luces at Lengeres boȝede; & al his Rom-leode. Page  716
     13646
he hehte his men blawen; his guldene bemen.
     13647
bonnien his ferden; forð he wolde riden.
     13648
from Lengres to Auste; swa læi his weie rihte.
     13649
Forð gunnen riden; Romanisce leoden.
     13650
þat heo ane mile comen; neh Arðure.
     13651
Þa iherde Rom-leoden; ræȝe tiðenden.
     13652
iseȝen alle þa dales; alle þa dunes.
     13653
alle þa hulles; mid helmes biþahte.
     13654
heȝe hare-marken; hæleðes heom heolden.
     13655
sixti þusende; þrauwen mid winde.
     13656
sceldes blikien; burnen scinen.
     13657
palles gold-faȝe; gumen swiðe sturne.
     13658
steden lepen; sturede þa eorðe.
     13659
Þe keiser isah þæne king fare; þer he was bi wude-scaȝe.
     13660
he Luces þa sæide; þæ lauerd of Rome.
     13661
& spac wi[ð] his monnen; lud[e]((r))[e] stefnen.
     13662
What beoð þeos ut-laȝen; þa þisne wei us habbeoð for-uaren.
     13663
Nime we ure wepnen; & heom to wenden.
     13664
heo sculleð beon islaȝene; and summe quic iulaȝene.
     13665
alle heo sculle beon dede; mid wite fordemde.
     13666
Efne þan worden; heo iuengen heore wepnen.
     13667
Þa heo i-gæred weoren; mid gode heore wepnen.
     13668
þa spac Luces sone; þæ lauerd of Rome.
     13669
Biliue we heom to; alle we scullen wel do.
     13670
Þer weoren icumen mid him; fif & twenti kingen.
     13671
heðene uolc alle; þa heolden of Rome.
     13672
eorles and dukes eke; of æstene weorlde.
     13673
Lauerdinges quæd Luces þa; Mahun eou beo liðe.
     13674
Ȝe beoð kinges riche; & hereð into Rome.
     13675
Rome is mi rihte; rihcchest alre burȝe.
     13676
and ich ah hæxst to beon; of alle quike monnen.
     13677
Ȝe iseoð her on uolden; þa ure ifan sunden.
     13678
heo þencheð to rixlien heȝe; ouer ure riche.
     13679
halden us for hænen; heom-seoluen riche iwurðen.
     13680
Ah we heom scullen forbeoden; mid baldere strengðen.
     13681
for ure cun hæxst was; of alle quike monnen.
     13682
and alle þa lond biwinnen; þa heo on lokeden.
     13683
and into Brutlonde; ferde Iulius þe stronge.
     13684
and bi-won him to hondes; feole kine-londes; Page  718
     13685
Nu wolden ure under-lingges; beon ouer us kingges.
     13686
ah heo hit scullen a-buggen; mid heore bare ruggen.
     13687
no scullen heo nauere liðen; aȝæin to Brutaine.
     13688
Æfne þan worde; þa sturede þa uerde.
     13689
bi þusend & bi þusende; heo þrunggen to-somne.
     13690
ælc king of his folke; ȝarkede ferde.
     13691
Þa hit al was iset; & ferden isemed.
     13692
þa weoren þar-riht italde; fulle fiftene ferden.
     13693
twein kinges þere; æuere weoren ifere.
     13694
feouwer eorles and a duc; dihten heom to-gadere.
     13695
and þe kæisere him-seolf; mid ten þusend kempen.
     13696
Þa gon þat folc sturien; þa eo[r]ðen gon to dunien.
     13697
bemen þer bleowen; bonneden ferden.
     13698
hornes þer aqueðen; mid hæhȝere stefnen.
     13699
sixti þusende; bleowen to-somne.
     13700