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

Lines 3401 through 3500

Iuienes hæfde half þis londe; riht bi þere Humbre.
     3401
al þesne suð ende; he heold an his heonde.
     3402
& Peredur hæfde norð; al bi þere Humbre forð.
     3403
& seoððen þer-æfter; al to-gæderen he hit ahte.
     3404
for Ingenes ne leouede; buten seouen ȝeren.
     3405
Þa nom Peredur; al þis lond. and sette an his aȝere hond;
     3406
& he iwarð him swuðe luðer. & læh al his folke;
     3407
Þæ com þe fær-liche dæd. & falde hine to grunde;
     3408
swa vuele he luuede his lif. þat þe Scucke hine i-fenge;
     3409
Þæ somnede al þis leod-folc. in-to Lundene ferden;
     3410
& nomen ut Elidur. þer he læi in are tur;
     3411
and duden þer a selcuð þing. makeden hine þridde chærre king.
     3412
Þa i-warð he swa duhti; swa þe dæi feire.
     3413
alle folc he dude riht; wel wes þisse londe idiht.
     3414
inne blisse leouede; his leode to murhðe.
     3415
& þa he sculde of liue wende; he hæfde feiren ende.
     3416
Þa com his broðer sune; Gorbonianes.
     3417
þe wes þe formeste; of þæn fif broðeren.
     3418
þe cniht wes ihaten Lador; he wes þisse londes king.
     3419
ah Lador ne luuede; buten ane lutle wile.
     3420
Æfter him com Morgan; sune Argales. Page  180
     3421
a ȝer he hulde þas leoden; and seoððen he dun læi.
     3422
Ænmaunus hæhte þe oðer; þe wes Morganus broðer.
     3423
þeos weoren mannes sunes; þeos ær weoren kinges.
     3424
Þes ilke Enmaunus; heold his kinelond þus.
     3425
þat nas na þein in þissen londe; þat nalde hine fæin slæn mid his honden.
     3426
and al his folc he hatede; and al he hit hænde.
     3427
wið al folc he wes wiðerward; þe Wurse hine leouede.
     3428
and his aȝene heredmen; hine to deaðe hateden.
     3429
Neoðeles on ende; þat folc of þissen londen.
     3430
fusden hine and flæmden. feor of þissen ærde.
     3431
for he wes swa wiðerward; heo driuen hine of þis ær[de].
     3432
mid seorwen and mid seore; ne com he her nauer-mare.
     3433
To-gadere com%men þe hæhste; eorles of þissen londe.
     3434
and curen heom enne king; of ane cnihte þe wes kene.
     3435
he wes Inienes sune; of Peredures kunne. icume.
     3436
Iwallo hæhte þe king; he wes god þurh alle þing.
     3437
wel he braid on deade; efter his alderen.
     3438
of alre godnesse; þe gume wes ilæred.
     3439
he hæfde gode þæwes; his þeode wes þæ betere.
     3440
A[c] hit wes ladlich burst; þat he ne moste libben.
     3441
na lengere þene seouen ȝere; ne mosten he luuien here.
     3442
dæd wes Iwallo þe king; his duȝeðe he bilæfde.
     3443
Seoððen her rixlede a king; Rime wes ihaten.
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he wes Peredures bæren; he wes Elidures broðer.
     3445
Seoððen com Goronces; sune Elidures.
     3446
Seoððen wes Catulus; his fæder hæhte Goroncius.
     3447
Seoððen com Coillus; his broðer hæhte Catulus.
     3448
Seoððen com Porex king; he wes of þeon kunne.
     3449
Seo[ð]ðen com Cherin; he wes Porexus cun;
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Ah Cherin leouede longe. inne þisse londe;
     3451
ah þa oðer six kinges. þe ær weoren on londe;
     3452
ne leouede nan here. fulle æhte ȝere;
     3453
ah longe leouede here. Cherin. muchel he dronk mede and win;
     3454
weoren al his duȝeðen. bilefed oppe drenche;
     3455
and al he leas his wurðscipe. for þon win-scenche;
     3456
ne dude nauer oðer god. ne greiðe on his þeode; Page  182
     3457
Ah selliche þi[n]ges; weoren of þissen kinge;
     3458
swa he leoueden here. wel feole ȝere;
     3459
swa næuere vnleoden. þis lond ne iseoðten;
     3460
ah þis lond wes on griðe. and ifulled mid gode;
     3461
Þa com þe ilke dæi. þat þe king deæd læi;
     3462
þa hæfde he þreo sunen. bi hæȝere his quene;
     3463
þe aldeste hæhte Fulgenius. Aldus [&] Andragus;
     3464
Ah ful lutle wile. liuede þas ilke;
     3465
ælc of heom an stunde. wes king in þissen londe;
     3466
a[c] wið-inne feouwer ȝere. alle heo weoren dæde; her
     3467
Þe ȝungeste of þan breðeren. þe wes þe bezste;
     3468
Andragus he hæhte. enne sune he hehde.
     3469
Ur%rian hæhte þat childe; þe iwærð þisse leodes king.
     3470
a ȝer he leouede; and seo[ðð]en he dæd þolede.
     3471
Æfter þon kinge Vrian; wes Eliu[d] his kunnes-mon.
     3472
Þa com Cledaus; Doten & Gurguincius.
     3473
Þeos ilka þreo kinges; heolden þas þeode.
     3474
an efter ane; þæt dæd heo weoren alle.
     3475
ah nawiht heo her ne duden; nouðer god ne ufel.
     3476
Seo[ð]ðen com Merian; þes wes a swiðe hende mon.
     3477
hundes and hauekes; he hæuede vnimete.
     3478
þat æuere-elche dæi; he pleuwede mid his deoren.
     3479
Ah he wes swa feir mon; þat wif-men hine luueden.
     3480
þer-of he nom ȝemen; ah hit nes him noht iqueme.
     3481
ah he luuede his quene; æuere bi his liue.
     3482
Seoððen wes Bledon his sune; and blæð-fest king.
     3483
he hæfde inoh god; and hit his gumen dælde.
     3484
nes neuer seoð[ð]en næ king; swa custi þurh alle þinge.
     3485
Seoððen wes his sune king; Cap wes ihæten.
     3486
Æfter Cap Oein; for elchen vuele he wes fein.
     3487
Seoððen com Sillius; þe wes Oæines sune.
     3488
Seoððe sone æfter þet; com a king Blæðgabreat.
     3489
Seoððen þeos worle wes astolled. ne cuðe na mon swa muchel of song;
     3490
of harpe & of salteriun. of fiðele & of coriun;
     3491
of timpe & of lire. gleomen him weoren deore;
     3492
he cuðen al þeos songes. & þat gleo of ilc%che londe; Page  184
     3493
Of him wes muchel speche. ȝeond þas woruld-riche;
     3494
swa þat al þis mon-cun. þat of him iherden tellen;
     3495
seiden þat he wes god. of alle gleo-cræften;
     3496
Æuer wes þe king glad. & æuere he gomen luueden;
     3497
& þus he lædde his lif. þe while þe hit ilæste;
     3498
Seoððen wes his broðer king. Arkinaus ihæten;
     3499
he hit heolde seouen ȝeore. i griðe he wunede here;
     3500