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

Lines 101 through 200

Heuede Lauine þa quene; kinebearn on wombe.
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þa quen þer-efter sone; ænne sune hefde to froure. Page  6
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Siluius Eneas; for æ[ð]elen he wes ihoten.
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Ascanius his broþer; þe mid his fader com from Troie.
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mid muchele worscipe; þis kine-bearn bi-wiste.
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Asscanius wes þes childes broþer; ah heo nefden noht ane moder.
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His moder wes ihoten Creusa; Priames kinges dohter.
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þe Eneas his fader in Troie for-leas.
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inne þane fehte; his feon heo him binomen.
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Asscanius heold þis drihliche lond; daiȝes & ȝeres.
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& he makede ane heȝe burh; Albe Lingoe wes ihaten.
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Þa burh wes wel iȝarwed; binnen lut ȝearen.
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he ȝef heo his stepmoder; for þon lofe of his broþer.
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& Lauinion þene castel; & muchel lond þar-to.
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þe his fader hefde imaked; þe wile þe he on liue wes.
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þis lond he hire lende; þat come hir lifes ende.
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Ah heo nom þene mahum; þe heo tolden for godd.
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þe Eneas mid his ferde; brohte from Troie.
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In Albe Lingue he hine sette; ah sone he þonene iuatte.
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forð aȝein mid þan winde; þe Feond hine ferede.
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Asscanius þe kene; þe wes i kinges stude.
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four & þritti winter he heold þat lond;
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& þa leoden mid blissen.
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Þa com his lifes ende; lað þah him were.
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Siluium his broþer; þe wes Lauine sune.
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he bitahte al þat lond; þat Eneas heore fader hefde on hond.
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Ænne sune heuede Asscanius. þe wes ihaten Siluius
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þis child hefde his eames nome; ah lut ȝer he leouede.
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for his ahne sune seoþen; hine sceat to deaþe.
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Þa þis child was feir muche; þa luuede he a maide.
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þeo was Lauine mawe; mid darnscipe he heo luuede.
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Hit iwerð þere; swa hit deð wel iwere.
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þat þeos ȝunge wiman; iwerd hire mid childe.
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þe ȝet leouede Asscanius; þe on þan londe was duc.
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Vnder-ȝetene weren þe þinges. þat þeo wimon was mid childe.
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Þa sende Asscanius; þe wes lauerd & dux.
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after heom ȝend þat lond; þe cuþen dweomerlakes song.
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witen he wolde; þurh þa wiþer-craftes.
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wat þing hit were; þat þeo wimon hefde on wombe.
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Heo wrpen heore leoten; þe Scucke wes bi-tweonen.
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heo funden on þen crefte; carefule leoðes. Page  8
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þet þeo wimon was mid ane sune; þat wes a selcuð bearn.
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þat boa sculde fallen; fader & his moder.
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þorh him heo sculden deiȝen; & þene deað þolien.
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& þurh his ealdren deð; idreuen out of londe.
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& umben longne first; mid wrðscipe comen liðen.
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Þo leoten weren iworpen; & swa hit al iwearð.
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Þa þe time com. þat þe cnaue wes iboren;
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in þere burhe. þa brude dead iwearð
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þe child wes iboren isund; to baluen his moder.
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Þat child was ihaten Brutus; þat bearn nas nowit feie.
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Þis child leuede & wel iþei; & þeweas hit luuede.
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He was fiftene ȝer ald; þa he to wode ferde.
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& his fader mid him; & feie-sið makede.
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Heo funden ane heorde; of heorte swiðe greate.
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þe fader heo bi-eode; to his aȝre unneode.
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To his sune he heo draf; him-seolfue to balewe.
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Brutus sette on his flo;
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he wende to sceoten þat hea der; & ihitte his aȝene fader.
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þurh-ut þere broste. wao wes Brutus þer-fore.
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Wa wes him on liue; þa þe fader wes on deaðe.
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Þa þat iherde his kun; þe he of icumen wes.
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þat he þe flo heuede idrawen; & his fader of-slawen.
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heo hine flemden; out of þane londe.
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& he iwende sorhful; ouer sea-streames.
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into Griclonde; þer he his cun funde.
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of þan folck of Troye; þe mid teonen wes to-drefed.
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þere quene cun Heleine;þes kinges sune Priame.
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& muchel folc of his þeoden; ah al heo weren þeowe.
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& of his aȝne kunne; moni kineborene mon.
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Moni ȝer was agan; seo[ð]ðen his cun hider com.
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þa wepmen weren iwexan; þa wimen wel iþowene.
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& heore nutene neotsume weren;
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Nes Brutus i þon londe; bute lutel ane wile.
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þat alle monnen he wes leof; & muchele monscipe biwon.
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for cniht he was swiþe god; þan folke to queme.
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he was mete-custi; þat is monscipe steor.
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Alle monnen he was leof; þe him lokeden on.
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heo him ȝeuen gersume; & feire hine gretten.
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heo seiden him mid rede; & mid stilliche runen.
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ȝif he were swa þriste; & he hit don durste.
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þat he heom wolde leaden; out of þane leoden. Page  10
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out of þeowedome; freo þat heo weoren.
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heo hine wolden maken duc; & deme ofer his folke.
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We habbeð seoue þusun[d]; of gode cnihten.
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wið-outen wifmen; þe noht ne cunnen of wepnen.
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children & hinen; þa ure nete sculen ȝemen.
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For muchel we wlleð driȝen; & habben care of ure life.
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ær we nulleð mid frescipe; faren from ure feonden.
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Alle þe weren at þisse reade; biluuede þeos runen.
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Inne Griclonde was a ȝung mon; of þriti ȝeren.
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Assaracus ihaten; of swi[ð]e heie kunne.
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His fader wes a Gric ikoren; ah his moder wes of Troien iboren.
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& heo wes a cheuese; hire cheap wes þe wrse.
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Noþelas hit ilomp; inne lut ȝere.
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þat þe fader wes dead; his duȝeðe he bi-lefde.
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He ȝef Assaracum his sune; sele þreo castles.
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& al þat ligginde lond; þe þer-abuten lei.
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Assaracus heuede enne broþer; þe wes under wedlac iboren;
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after þen heðene tidende; þe wes in þan londe.
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