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

Lines 14801 through 14900

and his iueren he seide lar-spel; and hit likede him ful wel.
     14801
Þa he isaid hauede; þa sæȝen of ure Drihten.
     14802
his staf he nom an honde; & wolde to his inne ȝeonge.
     14803
Up he læc þene staf; þat water þer-after leop.
     14804
Þe ueȝereste welles stræm; þe irneð on uolden.
     14805
Ær nes þer na tun; no wunende na man.
     14806
Sone uolc gadere[de] to Austin þan gode.
     14807
and al bi his læuen; þider gunnen liðen.
     14808
and bi-gunnen þer to bulden; bi þan watere þa was hende.
     14809
Moni mon þer uætte hele; þene stude he cleopede Cernele.
     14810
cerno cernis; þat is Latin ful i-wis.
     14811
cerno an Englisc leoden; ich iseo swa hit is iqueðen.
     14812
el is Ebreowisc; þat is Godd ful iwis. Page  776
     14813
þene tun he c[l]eopede Cernel; ich iseo Drihten iwil-del.
     14814
to þissere weorlde longe; þe nome þer scal stonde.
     14815
al-se hit is iqueðen; after Godes leoden.
     14816
þene stude to iwurðien; þer stod ure Drihten.
     14817
and his engles mid him; þa he spac wið Austin.
     14818
Austin wende wide ȝeond Englene londe.
     14819
he fullehtede kingge; and heore here-dringes.
     14820
he fullehtede eorles; he fullehtede beornes.
     14821
he fullehtede Englisce men; he fullehtede Sexisce men;
     14822
and sette an Godes honde; al þat was on londe.
     14823
Þa wes he ful bliðe-mod; þat folc he hafde iblissed.
     14824
Norð in Engle-londe; Bruttes hæfden an honde.
     14825
muchel del of londe; and castles swiðe stronge.
     14826
Þa Bruttes nalden; þan Enlisce buȝen.
     14827
imong heom munekes weoren; muchelere weorede.
     14828
Seint Austin funde; inne þisse londe.
     14829
seouen biscopes to iwisse; singende masse.
     14830
and enne ærchebiscop; þe at Karliun at-sto[d].
     14831
and at Bangor wes a munecclif; mid muneken uni-uoȝe.
     14832
Dionot hæhte heore abbeod; he wes of heȝe monnen.
     14833
he hæfden on seuen hepen; sixtene hundred muneken.
     14834
and ȝet ma þer-to; munekes swiðe balde.
     14835
and of Bruttisce streonen; stiðe imodede men;
     14836
Writen sende Austin. to þan seouen biscopen;
     14837
and hehte heom comen sone; and speken wið him-seolue.
     14838
& don him hersumnesse; and þurh him singen masse.
     14839
for he hauede an honde; þa hehnesse of þissen londe.
     14840
he was icleop%ped legat; of þissen londe he wæs primat.
     14841
& þas þinges weoren idone; þurh þene pape of Rome.
     14842
Þas biscopes reiȝe weoren; and andswere aȝeuen.
     14843
Ne beo we na-wit under him; þe is ihaten Austin.
     14844
ah we beo on londe; heȝe men and stronge.
     14845
and habbeoð ure irihte; of ure arche-biscpe.
     14846
þe wuneð inne Karliun; godd clarc and wel idon;
     14847
þa haueð his cantel-cape on. of Gregorie þan pape;
     14848
and mid wurð-scipe mucle; haldeð his wike.
     14849
For no scal hit nauere iwurðen; a þissere worlde-richen.
     14850
þat we auere buȝen; Austine þan uncuðen. Page  778
     14851
for he is ure fulle ifa; & his iferen al-swa.
     14852
For Austin is iboȝen hidere; in-to þissen londe.
     14853
and haueð i-fulleȝed þene king; Cantuaren aðeling.
     14854
Aðelbert ihaten; heh inne Anglene.
     14855
and he hafueð ifunden here; hundes heðene.
     14856
þa comen of Sexlonde; mid Gurmu[n]de þan kinge.
     14857
þeo he alle fullehteð; and to Gode fuseoð.
     14858
þeo haldeoð ure kinelond; mid unrihte on heore hond.
     14859
Cristine we beoð alle; and of Cristine cunne.
     14860
and ure elderne swa weoren; agan is þreo hundred ȝeren.
     14861
& heo beoð neowene icumen; and Cristindom habbeoð under-numen.
     14862
and Austin heom fullehteð; and to Gode fuseoð.
     14863
For þan we hine hatiȝen uulleð; ((& heren h))[ine nulleð]
     14864
nauere to ure liue. no scullen we him wurðen liðe.
     14865
Þæs tiðende come; to Austine sone.
     14866
hu þe biscopes hine scenden; & wulc andsweore him senden.
     14867
and hu Bruttisce clerekes; him seiden hokeres.
     14868
Þa wes he sari-mod; and sorh-ful an heorten.
     14869
and fuse him gon sone; and ferde to þan kinge.
     14870
and mænde to [Aðel]berte; þan kinge of Æst-Angle.
     14871
hu Bruttisce biscopes; hine grætte mid huxes.
     14872
and hu heo uorhoȝeden; to halden hine for herre.
     14873
Þe king hine iwraðede; wunder ane sweðe.
     14874
and saide þat he wolde; aquellen heom a londe.
     14875
and swe ((he)) dude seoððe; þer-after ful sone.
     14876
Aðelbert wes inne Kintte; king of þan londe.
     14877
þa hafde he enne mæi; Æluric wes ihaten.
     14878
inne Norð-humberlonde; fur-cuðest alre kinge.
     14879
he radde al þa redes; þat dede weoren þa biscopes.
     14880
þat heo weoren alle of-slaȝen; and i-don of lif-daȝen.
     14881
Nu nuste noht Bruttes þere; þat balu heom wes ȝiueðe.
     14882
Aðelbert sende sonde; wide ȝeond his londe.
     14883
Æluric sende so[n]de; ȝeond Norh-humberlonde.
     14884
heo somneden uerde; mucle on arde.
     14885
& wolden þa Bruttes al for-don; þa clærkes fordemen.
     14886
heo uoren to Leir-chæstre; and þa burh bileien uaste. Page  780
     14887
heo wusten þer-inne Brochinal þat wæs a Bruttisc eorl.
     14888
cniht mid þan bezsten; wunede inne Leir-chastre.
     14889
Bruch((i))[n]al ut wende; and ȝarewede his ferde.
     14890
and wende him ut to uihtes; wi[ð] Aðelbertes cnihtes.
     14891
and sone wes him ouer-cumen; and alle his Bruttes weoren inumen.
     14892
& swa heo gunnen þrasten; into Leirchæstren.
     14893
sloȝen & nomen al þat heo neh comen.
     14894
and seiden þat heo wolden; in-to Wales wenden;
     14895
& slæn al þa Bruttes; þa þer weoren bihalues.
     14896
Æluric luuede murie; inne Leir-chastre.
     14897
Vnder þan ilke þinge; comen to Æluric þan kinge.
     14898
munekes and eremite; & canunes white.
     14899
biscopes and clærckes; and preostes mid Godes mærkes.
     14900