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

Lines 15601 through 15700

nefden heo nane are; of þan lasse no of þan mare.
     15601
ah al þa ferde wes of-slaȝen; and idon of lif-daȝen.
     15602
Of þan ((fehte)) fleh a gume; Edwines ȝungeste sune.
     15603
wellen henden wes þe mon; Osric ihaten.
     15604
nefde he to iueren; b[u]ten an hundred rideren.
     15605
Þeos to wuden wenden; and þer gunnen wunien.
     15606
and barnden Cadwalanes lond; and eoden him luðere an hond.
     15607
& his folc sloȝen; a feole cunnes wissen.
     15608
Þat iherde Cadwalan; þe king wes on londen.
     15609
hu Osric Edwines sune; dude ut-laȝen wune.
     15610
Cadwalan muchel uolc nom; and lette heom to wuden gan.
     15611
and Osric heo funden; & wið him fehten.
     15612
þer heo Osric sloȝen; and alle his iueren.
     15613
Nu wes þe king Cadwalan; bliðest alre kempen.
     15614
nu wes icleoped Cadwalan; king ouer Anglen.
     15615
Penda wes king under him; and ma þa iqueme weoren him.
     15616
Cadwalan aquald hefde; of Edwines cunne.
     15617
al þat þer wes hende; wið-uten ane monne.
     15618
he wes ihaten Oswald; under Drihtene bald.
     15619
he wes of Edwines cunne; & him leofuest monne.
     15620
& he wes hex monnen; of Edwines cunnen.
     15621
Oswald nom on his hond; al to-gadere Edwines lond.
     15622
eorles and kempen; his men al bicomen.
     15623
me heold hine king hæhne; biȝeonde þere Humbre.
     15624
þat iherde Cadwalan; and þus quað to his eorlen. Page  818
     15625
Somnie we nu ferde; ȝeond alle mine ærde.
     15626
nu ich mi lond habben bi-tald; nu hauið hit Oswald.
     15627
ah þer-uore him scal ileoten; bitterest alre baluwen.
     15628
For þan kinelond; ich hine aqualle wulle.
     15629
and al his ferde; fallen to grunde.
     15630
and al þat he of com; ich hit wulle for-don.
     15631
and swa me scal him tache; to walden kineriche.
     15632
Aleggen ich wulle his muchele mod; monnen he is me laðest.
     15633
Cadwalan somnede uerde; mucle in þissen ærde.
     15634
& ferde touward þere Humbre; ȝaru al to fehte.
     15635
Oswald þis iherde; þas heȝes Godes icorne.
     15636
and nom him al his ferde; þa hafde in his ærde.
     15637
and for-soc þat feht sone; for-saken him weoren laðe.
     15638
and fe[r]de æuere forðward.
     15639
& Cadwalan him after wende; ah of-taken he hine ne mahte.
     15640
Þa wes Cadwalan adred; for wið Scotten he wes iuæid.
     15641
for he þat norðerne uolc hæuede; ineouðered ful swiðe.
     15642
& nom him to rede; of swulchere neode.
     15643
þat he aȝain wolde; for þer he kare hafde.
     15644
and bi-teche Penda; þe wes his under-kinge.
     15645
folc and his ferde; to flemen of arde;
     15646
Edwines mæi Oswald. and driuen hine of londe.
     15647
And al Cadwalan spede swa he ispeken hafde.
     15648
aȝæn he gon wende; in-to þisse londe.
     15649
and in þan norð ende; sette þene king Penda;
     15650
to fleomen Oswalde; ut of þissen londe.
     15651
Oswald þat iherde; þat Cadwalan chærde.
     15652
and þer wunede Penda; to driuen hine of londe.
     15653
þa was þæ king Oswald; an his þonke swiðe bald.
     15654
and aȝæin him gon wende; muchele his ferde.
     15655
to-ȝeines þan kinge Penda; to fleomen hine þenne.
     15656
Penda hine bi-þohte; swiken hu he mahte.
     15657
he sende to Oswalde; þen norðerne kinge.
     15658
& seide þat he wolde; sahtnesse wurche.
     15659
and timliche him speken wið; & makeȝen sehtnesse and grið.
     15660
and beon saht and some; swulc heo weoren broðeren.
     15661
and faren of þan ende; to Cadwalane kinge;
     15662
and leten þene king Oswald; habben his riche. and his lond.
     15663
Þene dæi; and þe stude heo setten; sæhnesse to makien.
     15664
and þer-after ful sone; heo cumen to-somne.
     15665
Oswald com muchel bi-foren; he wes to Godes hond icoren.
     15666
þe studen hehte Houen-feld; þer Oswald sette his teld.
     15667
he lette sone arere; a muchel cros and mare.
     15668
and hehten al his ferde; fallen on heore cneowen.
     15669
and bidden þane al-mihti Godd; þurh his milde mihti mod.
     15670
þat he heom ȝiue mildze; of heore misde[de].
     15671
and ȝif Penda þat grið breke. þat ure Drihten hit awreke.
     15672
Þa weren iended þas beden; þa com him Penda riden.
     15673
and word seide. swikelest alre kinge.
     15674
Oswald þu art wilcume; wunne þe is ȝeueðe.
     15675
hafue þu al þi kine-lond; a[h] nim þi seoluer and þi gold.
     15676
nim an hundred hunden; nim an hundred haueken.
     15677
nim an hundred steden; nim gold-fah i-wede.
     15678
and send þas gretinge; to Cadwaðlan kinge.
     15679
and þus þu maht him wið; makien þe saht-nesse and grið.
     15680
& ich wulle a þine stude beon; þat þa lufe scal wel iþeon.
     15681
& ȝet ich þe suggen wulle; ane sunder rune.
     15682
hu þu mihte fon on. þat hit ne buð nauere undon.
     15683
and cleope mid þe tweien. þat þine treowe men beon beien.
     15684
& ich wulle tweien to me; þa wel scullen reden.
     15685
Þa rad forð a þan felde; falsest alre kinge.
     15686
and Oswald rad a þene feld; næfde he sper ne nænne sceld.
     15687
Penda his sweord ut a-droh; and he Oswald of-sloh.
     15688
þis wes Seint Oswald; þe amurðered wes aquald.
     15689
and Penda gon to fleonne; mid alle his ferde.
     15690
þat isehȝen forð-rihtes; Oswaldes cnihtes.
     15691
and after heom setten; mid allen heore mihten.
     15692
muc%chel del heo sloȝen; of þan mon-weorede.
     15693
and þe king Penda; uneðe gon a-wende.
     15694
and neoðeles he at-ræd; þe Seint Oswald biswac.
     15695
Penda com to þissen londe; to Cadwaðlan kinge. Page  820
     15696
and talde al þan kinge; hu he iuaren hafden.
     15697
Hit likede wel þan kinge; buten for ane þinge.
     15698
hit of-þuhte him ful sone; for þan swikedome.
     15699
Nu hafde Oswald; þe a morðe wes aquald.
     15700