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

Lines 16001 through 16096

þat he from him-selue; taken him sende.
     16001
ȝif hit weore iqueme; þan heouenliche Deme.
     16002
wheðer he scolde liðen; þe he scolde bi-lauen.
     16003
Þe while þe he spac touward Goden; þa gon he to slepen.
     16004
þa gon he to slumme selehðe him wes ȝiueðe;
     16005
of seoluen ure Drihten; þe scop þis dæȝes lihte.
     16006
Þenne þe king imætte. a cneouwen he slepte.
     16007
þat him com bi-foren gon; a wunder ane fair mon.
     16008
& þas word kende; to Brutte((ne)) kinge.
     16009
A-wake Cadwalader; Crist þe haueð deore.
     16010
and ȝarke þine uore; and far swi[ð]e to Rome.
     16011
þu uindest ænne pape; preost mid þan bezste.
     16012
he þe ((scal)) scriuen; of þine weorld-lifen.
     16013
þat hine sunen alle; scullen þe from falle.
     16014
and þu scalt wurðe clene; al þurh Godes dome.
     16015
of alle þine misdede; þurh mihte of ure Drihte.
     16016
And seo[ð]ðen þu scalt i-witen; and faren to heofne-richen.
     16017
for no most þu nauere-mære; Ængle-lond aȝe.
     16018
ah Alemainisce men; Ænglen scullen aȝen.
     16019
and næuermære Bruttisce men; bruken hit ne moten.
     16020
ær cume þe time; þe iqueðen wes while.
     16021
þat Merlin þe witeȝe; bodede mid worde.
     16022
Þenne sculle Bruttes sone; buȝen to Rome;
     16023
and draȝen ut þine banes alle; of þene marme-stane.
     16024
and mid blissen heom uerien; uorð mid heom-seoluen. Page  836
     16025
in seoluere and in golde; in-to Brutlonde.
     16026
Þenne sculle Bruttes anan; balde iwurðen.
     16027
al þat heo bi-ginneð to done; iwurðeð after heore wille.
     16028
þenne scullen i Bruttene; blissen wurðen riue.
     16029
wastmes and wederes sele; after heore i-wille.
     16030
Þa awoc Cadwalader; wu[n]der him þuhte.
     16031
strongliche he wes auæred; ladliche of-furhte.
     16032
to wulche þinge hit iteon wolde; þat him wes itacned þere;
     16033
Ofte he lette runen; ofte he lette ræde.
     16034
and seowede hit þan kinge; þe wunede in þan londe.
     16035
þe inemned wes Alain; Cadwalader nexte mæi.
     16036
Þe king sende his sonde; ȝeond al his londe.
     16037
and lette beoden alle. þa bocares wise.
     16038
and talden heom þa tacni[n]ge; of Cadwalader kinge.
     16039
Þær heo gunnen ræde; þer heo gunnen rune.
     16040
& radden him to taken on; al swa Godd him hafde itakned to don.
     16041
Þer he bi-lafde; his scipen and his leode.
     16042
his wæi and his iwille; He cleopede heom to stille.
     16043
Yuni and Iuore; beiȝen heo weoren him deore.
     16044
Yuor wes his step-sune; and Yuni his suster sune.
     16045
beien heo weoren him leofe; beine heo weoren him deore.
     16046
heo weoren cnihtes beien; and swiðe wel idihte.
     16047
Þus spac Cadwalader; þe king wes of Bruttene.
     16048
Yuor and Yuni beiene; ȝet senden of mine leode.
     16049
hercnieð mine lare. no scal hit eou reouwe nauere;
     16050
Of heouene me beoð icume; h((i))ȝe Godes tacne.
     16051
þat ich scal faren to Rome; to þan pape wel idone.
     16052
Þe pape hatte Sergius; he weteð Peteres. hus.
     16053
me and mine wiue; he scal bletseiȝen & scriue.
     16054
& þer we scullen ure daȝes ba; driuen to þan ende.
     16055
longe bið auer; no iseo ȝe me æft næuere.
     16056
Ah here ich bi-tache; inc Walisc lond; þat ȝet stond a mire hond.
     16057
and nimeð þas muchele uerde; and fareð to þan londe.
     16058
and haldeð hit ((on)) wunne; þa wile ȝe maȝen hit werie.
     16059
and ich inc halsi beien; þurh þan heouen kinge.
     16060
þat unker æiðer oðer; luuie swa his broðer. Page  838
     16061
and habbeoð þat lond auer-mære. tou æure liues ende;
     16062
& brukeð hit on wunne; & eouwer bernen alle.
     16063
Yuni hit wes itacned me; alse ȝe scullen nu i-seo.
     16064
for Merlin þe wise; hit seide mid worde;
     16065
al of mine for[ð]-fare; & of mire unimete care.
     16066
and Sibillie þa wise; a bocken hit isette.
     16067
þat ich scal iuullen; mines Drihtes wille.
     16068
Alc faren nu his wæi; and habbeoð alle godne dæi.
     16069
Cadwalader fusde; þat he com to Rome.
     16070
þer he Sergius funde; þene iselie pape.
     16071
he scraf Cadwalader; þe king wes of Bruttenne.
     16072
Ne wunede þe king þer; bute uifte half ȝere.
     16073
þa com him ufel on; swa Godd hit wolde habben idon.
     16074
elleoue daȝes biforen Maiȝe; he ferde of þisse liue.
     16075
and his saule sende to þan heouen-lic%che kinge.
     16076
His ban beoð iloken faste; i guldene cheste.
     16077
and þer heo scullen wunie; þat þa daȝes beon icume((ne)).
     16078
þa Merlin ine iuurn daȝen; vastnede mid worden.
     16079
Ga we nu to Yuni a-ȝan; & to Iuore his wedde-broðere.
     16080
Heo somneden ferde; wide ȝeond þan ærde.
     16081
forð heo gunnen fusen; mid fif hundred scipenen.
     16082
nes hit nawit longe; þat heo ne comen to Walisce londe.
     16083
Al þas Bruttes weoren to-driuen; ȝeond cludes & ȝeond cliuenen.
     16084
ȝeond chirchen & ȝeond muneccliuen. ȝeond wudes & ȝeond liðen;
     16085
Sone me heom saiden. þat isiȝen weoren to londe.
     16086
mid Iuore & Yuni; ten siðen fifti.
     16087
scipen brade-fulle; of Brutten swiðe balde.
     16088
Þæs Bruttes on ælc ende; foren to Walisce londe.
     16089
and heore laȝen leofeden; & heore leodene þæuwen.
     16090
and ȝet wunie[ð] þære; swa heo doð auere-mære.
     16091
& Ænglisce kinges; walden þas londes.
     16092
& Bruttes hit loseden; þis lond and þas ((leoden))
     16093
þat næuere seoððen mære; kinges neoren here.
     16094
Þa ȝet ne com þæs ilke dæi; beo heonne-uorð alse hit mæi.
     16095
i-wurðe þet iwurðe; i-wurðe Godes wille.
     16096
Amen.