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

Lines 14901 through 15000

and feolen to his foten; and his grið ȝeornden.
     14901
and beden hine for Godes leoue; leten heom beon on londe.
     14902
and ((ho)) him wolden foren bidden; to þan heȝen kingen
     14903
Þa andswarede; for-cuðest kinge.
     14904
Lusteð nuðe alle; whæt ich sugge wulle.
     14905
wendeð ut a þan felde; mid eower mon-werede.
     14906
and ich eou wulle word senden; hu hit scal iwurðen.
     14907
and mine ræd-ȝiuen; reden me wulleð.
     14908
Vt wenden munekes; & þa masse-preostes.
     14909
vt wenden clærkes; vt wenden canones.
     14910
alle ut wenden; þa þer icumen weoren.
     14911
þes kinges grið to wilnien; for lufe of Godd seolfne.
     14912
Wið-uten þere burȝe; an ane uelde brade.
     14913
wes isomned þat folc sone; sorȝe heom wes ȝefðe.
     14914
Aluric nom to rede; þeh na [m]a[n] hine ((ne)) bede.
     14915
þat he al þas wolde feollen to þan grunde.
     14916
He sende forð-rihtes fif hundred cnihtes.
     14917
and niȝen hundred mid heom; balde men afoten.
     14918
mid mucle wi-axen; a þene ueld wenden.
     14919
and [mid] unrihtes sloȝen; al þat heo neh comen.
     14920
Heo ualden to grunde; fiftene hundred.
     14921
and fife and sixti anan. selere monnen.
     14922
boc-ilerede men; balu wes on uolken. Page  782
     14923
Þis sone wes itald; wide & side.
     14924
Þa weoren on londe; þreo heȝe men italde.
     14925
and al þa Bruttes anan; halden to þan ilken.
     14926
Baldric þe kene; eorl of Cornwale.
     14927
swa hehte þe an; heh mon on londen.
     14928
he heold Deuene-scire; al an his honde;
     14929
alse þet wate((r)) Desse; wendeð into þere sæ.
     14930
Bruttes þat lond heolden; wel swiðe longe.
     14931
a þat Aðestan þe stronge. þe king of þissen londe;
     14932
heom binom þas londes alle. and drof heom ouer Tambre.
     14933
þat nauere heo þas kine-þeode; seoððen no walde.
     14934
Inne Norð Wales wes a king; Cadwan þe kene.
     14935
of Suð Wales; Margadud; monnen alre uæȝerest.
     14936
al þat lond sele; into Sæuerne
     14937
from þan ufere ende; þat wendeð in-to þare sæi.
     14938
Inne Maluerne; aneouste Seuarne.
     14939
Margadud king wunede; mid swiðe mucle uolke.
     14940
and Aðelstan him lað to; þe king of þissere leode.
     14941
and heom heold swa harde; & mid hærme heom igrette.
     14942
and dreof heom mid his wepnen; ut ouer Weȝen.
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and þat lond binom heom; þat lið þer bi-twixen.
     14944
Seuerne and Weȝe; no walden heo hit seo[ð]ðen.
     14945
Margadud & Baldric; & Cadwan þe balde.
     14946
somneden ferde of folke unimete.
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and foren uppen Aluriche; þan kinge of Norð-humbre.
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and hardliche wið him fuhten; and his ferde felden.
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Þer iwarð sone; for-wunded ful sære.
     14950
þe king of Norð-humbre; þat comp wes vnimete.
     14951
þer wes Baldric eorl anan; mid bronden to-heouwen.
     14952
i þan compe þer ueollen; ten þusend cnihten.
     14953
þurh steles biten; baldere Brutten.
     14954
Anglisce & Sexisce; seouentene þusend.
     14955
mid machen weoren to-heowen; þa hep wes þa lassen.
     14956
Æluric him uorð heolde; in-to Norð-humbre.
     14957
for-wunded swiðe sare; sorhful wes his duȝeðe.
     14958
Comen i þissen londe to ane hustinge. Page  784
     14959
Cadwan and Margadud; and heore mon-weorede.
     14960
buȝen uorh mid heom; al Brut-leoden.
     14961
to Leirchestre foren; and þa burh nomen.
     14962
Þa hehten heo an hiȝinge; cumen to hus-tinge.
     14963
al þat wolde libben; inne þissere leoden.
     14964
Þer comen Ænglisce; þer comen Sexise.
     14965
þer heo makeden to kinge; Cadwan þene kene.
     14966
al hit him aloðede; þat he on lokede.
     14967
þa weoren Æluriches wunden; inne Norhhumbre;
     14968
alle iheled. ah þe helðe was neoðered.
     14969
for lur%re of his monnen; and for his leoden uallen.
     14970
Æluric iherde; from þes kinges hirede.
     14971
feole tidende of Cadwane kinge.
     14972
þrattes unimete; of alre laðest monne.
     14973
Æluric sende sonde into Scotlonde.
     14974
and into Norð londe; þer he cnihtes mihte uinden.
     14975
and after al þan uolke; þe þer cumen mihte.
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and bad heom heore helpes; to heȝere neodes.
     14977
Cadwan gadere[de] uerde; ȝeond alle þissen ærde.
     14978
and al of Wælisce londe; comen to his honden.
     14979
and heolde hine forð seoððen; to-ward Norð-humbren.
     14980
Aluric þis iherden; and him toȝæines wenden.
     14981
þat nas heom bi-tweounen; buten bare twa milen.
     14982
fusden þa uerden; swulc heo wolden uehten.
     14983
Þa isæȝen eorles. þa iseȝen beornes.
     14984
biscopes þa iseȝen; and boc-ilarede. men.
     14985
ȝif heo to-gadere comen; & mid wepnen on-sloȝen.
     14986
þat þær sculde ualle; moni beor[n] fæie.
     14987
Ofte heo biþohten; what heo don mahten.
     14988
heo setten grið heo sette frið; to anes dæiȝes firste.
     14989
heo speken heom to-somne; & spileden bitweonen.
     14990
þat heo wolden alle; þa kinges sehtn((i))e.
     14991
Þer iwurðen sahte; þa kinges beie tweien.
     14992
sæhte and some; heo custen wel ilome.
     14993
þas kinges wel ilomen; mid luue heom icusten.
     14994
eorl custe oðer; swulc hit weore his broðer.
     14995
sweines þer ploȝeden; blisse wes mid þeinen.
     14996
Æluric wes king on londe; bi norðen þere Humbre.
     14997
and Cadwan wes king sele; a suð half þere Humbre.
     14998
blisse wes on hireden; mid balden þat kingen.
     14999
Næs hit isæid næuere; an sæȝe no on leoðe.
     15000