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

Lines 14701 through 14800

þa isah he leden; of Englisce leoden.
     14701
þreo swiðe fæire men; faste ibunden. Page  770
     14702
heo scolden beon iseolde; and þa paneȝes. weoren i-talde.
     14703
Þa fræinede þa pape an-an; of feiȝere þan monnen.
     14704
whonnene heo weoren; & hu heo þare comen.
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and of wulche stronde; heo istroned weoren.
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Þæ andswarede þe an; þat wes a swiðe fair mon.
     14707
We beoð heðe((ne)) men; & hider beoð iladde.
     14708
and we weoren ut isalde; of Anglene londe.
     14709
and fulluht we to ((þe)) ȝeorneð. ȝef þu us wult ifreoiȝen.
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Þa[t] seiden men Anglisce; aðele iborene.
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Þa reousede Gregori; Godd hine luuede.
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and þas andsware saide; þe pape wes isele.
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Iwis ȝe beo[ð] Ænglisce. englen ilicchest.
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of alle þan folke; þa wunieð uppen uolde.
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eouwer cun is feȝerest of alle quike monnen.
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Þe pape heom freinede; of feole tidinde.
     14717
of laȝen and of londen. and of þissere leodene kinge;
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and heo him al seiden; soð þat heo wusten.
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and he heom ureoiȝen lette; and fulluht on sette.
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and charde aȝein sone; eft into Rome.
     14721
Anne cardinal cleopede; i-coren of his uolke.
     14722
Austin wes ihotæn; aðelest clærken.
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þe pape him seide; in his som-rune.
     14724
Austin þu scalt wende; mid soð-fæste þonke.
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in-to Engle-londe; to Æðelberte kinge.
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& beode þer Godes godd-spel; þe scal spede ful wel.
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And ich þe feouwerti bi-tæche wel gode clærkes.
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Nu to-marȝen bið þe dæi; þa þu scalt do þe i þene wæi.
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Forð ferde Austin; and his clærkes mid him.
     14730
þat him wes ful iwil; at Tanette he com hider in.
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& swa he up is iwend; þat he com into Kent.
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Swa he uorð to Cantuare-buri; þer him þuhte swiðe muri.
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þer he funde Aðelbert þat king wes a þan ærd.
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Aðelberde he talde tidende; of þan heoueneliche kinge.
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he seide him þat godd-spel; and þe king him luste swiðe wel.
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wel he þat lar-spel unde((r))-nom an-eouste he ȝirnde Cristindom,
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Iuulȝed iwar[ð] A[ð]elberd king; and al his duȝeðe mid him, Page  772
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and anan he gon to wurche; ane swiðe feire chirche.
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a seinte ((Trinet))ðes nome; wel wes þan kinge þeruore.
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Þa iwende seint Austin vorð; æst and west and suð and norð.
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and seoððe þurh-ut Englelond. & turnde hit to Godes hond.
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clærkes he lerde; chirreches he arerde.
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seoke men he helde; þur Halindes mihte.
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And swa he droh suð-ward; þat he com to Dorchestre.
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þer he funde þa wurste men; þa on londe wuneden.
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he talde heom Godes leore; and duden him to scare.
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he tahten heom Cristindom; ((and heo grenneden him hon))
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Þer stod seint Austin. and his clærkes mid him.
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and speken of Crist Godes sune; al swa wes ær heore iwune.
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þer heo iwurðen to; to wraðere hele.
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and nomen tailes of rehȝen;
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and hangede on his cape; an elchere halue;
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and bi-halues urnen. and wurpen hine mid banen;
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and seoððe ȝeiden him on. mid ȝeomerliche stanen.
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& swa heo hine gunnen sende; an driuen hine ut of þan ende.
     14756
Seint Austin heo weoren lað; and he iwrað swiðe wrað.
     14757
and he fif milen iwende; from Dorchestre.
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and com to ane munte. þe muchel wes & hende.
     14759
þer he lai on cneowe ibede; and cleopede auere touward Gode.
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þat he hine awreke; a þan a-warriede uolke.
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þa hine isend hafden; mid heore scaðe deden.
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Vre Drihte hine iherde; in-to þere heoue((ne)).
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and his wreche sende; an wræstliche þan folke.
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þa þe rihȝen tailes; hangede a þan clarkes.
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Þa tailes heom comen on. þer-uoren heo maȝen iteled beon.
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Iscend wes þat mon-cun. mug%gles heo hafden.
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and inne hirede ælches; men cleopeð heom muglinges.
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and euer-elc freo mon; ful telleð heom on.
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& Englisce freomen; in uncuðe londen.
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for þan ilke dede; heo habbeoð neb rede.
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and monies godes monnes sune; in vncuðe londe.
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þe nauere ne com þer neh. is icleoped cued
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Austin him wunede; vnder ane munede.
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and his clarkes mid him eke. þeo comen of Rome; Page  774
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cleopede to Drihtene; þe scop daȝes lihte.
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særimod and sorhfulle; heom sceomeden wel sære.
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þat þat vni-wraste moncun; heom iscend hafden.
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Þa wolde he þer-after sone. wenden to Rome.
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and menen to Gregorie; þan holi appostolie.
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hu Dorchestre-seten; hine gunnen greten.
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Al swa he wes al ȝa[r]eou; & wolde his wei uaren.
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a þere ilke nihte; þa at-eoden him ure Drihte.
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and nemnede him his. rihte nome; welle uain wes he þer-uore.
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Whæt þenchest þu Austin; what þenchest þu leof min.
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Woldest þu þus sone; faren aȝein to Rome.
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No scalt þu noht ȝete; fusen of londe.
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þu ært swiðe leof me; and ich wulle wunien mid þe.
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and þu scalt iræd-liche; in-to hefne-riche.
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heofne is þe al ȝaru; þider scal þi saulen uaren.
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Þus spac ure Drihten; wið Austin his cnihten.
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Þa þe Austin under-ȝæt. whæt ure Drihten hæden isæid.
     14792
and he isah ure Drihte; þe þus him bihehte.
     14793
and ure Drihten waht to heofene; and Austin a cneowe heolde.
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adun to þere uolde; þer he iseh ure Drihten stonde.
     14795
weopende he cleopede; to heuenliche kinge.
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ȝeorne he bad are; to þan almihtie Gode.
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ær he mid alle ueolle; adun to þere uolde.
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A þan ilke stude; þer stod ure Drihten.
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þer he pihte his stæf; him-seolf he cneoulede þer neh.
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