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

Lines 8101 through 8200

Þus ændede þer; mid muchele ærme Vortiger.
     8101
Þa hafde al þat lond; Aurilie an his hond.
     8102
Þer wes þe aðele eorl; Aldolf ihaten.
     8103
he wes of Gloucestre; cnihten alre glæuest.
     8104
þær Aurilie i þan ærde; makede hine stiwærd.
     8105
Þa hæfde Aurilien; & Vther his bro[ð]er.
     8106
heore ifan auelde; & weoren þer-fore þe bliðere.
     8107
Þis iherden Hengest; cnihten alre strengest.
     8108
þa wes he auæred; feond-liche swi[ð]e.
     8109
He fusde his ferde; & flæh tou-ward Scotten.
     8110
& Aurilie þe king; æfter him uerde an hiȝinge.
     8111
& Hengest þuhte þat he walde; mid al his mon-uerde.
     8112
ȝif me on-sohte him; fleon in-to Scotte.
     8113
þat he mihte mid wiȝele; þanene at-winden.
     8114
ȝif he ne mihte i þan londe; uor Aurilie at-sto[n]de.
     8115
Aurilie ferde uorð; & droh his folc riht norð.
     8116
mid alle his imihte; fulle seouen nihte.
     8117
Bruttes weoren balde; & rehten ouer walde.
     8118
þa hafde Aurilien; vnimete uerde.
     8119
he funde west lond; leoden of-slæȝene.
     8120
chiriches fur-barnde; Bruttes for-swæled.
     8121
Þa sæide Aurilie þe king; Bruttene deorling.
     8122
Ȝif ich mot ibiden; þat ich aȝæn ride.
     8123
& hit wulle Drihte; þe scop þes daȝes lihte.
     8124
þat ich mote mid isunde; biȝite mine ikunde.
     8125
chirchen ich wulle arære; & God ich wulle hæren.
     8126
ich wulle alche cnihte; ȝeuen his irihte.
     8127
& auer-ælche beorne; þan ælden and þan ȝungen;
     8128
ich wulle milden wurðen.
     8129
ȝif Godd me wule ivnnæ; min æðel to biwinnen.
     8130
To Hengeste comen tidende; of Aurilie þan kinge.
     8131
Þa spac Hengest; cnihten alre swikelest.
     8132
Hærcneð nu mi men; monscipe eou is ȝiueðe.
     8133
her cumeð Aurilie; & Vther his broðer eke.
     8134
heo bringeð swiðe muchel folc; ah alle heo beoð fæie.
     8135
For vn-wis is þe king; swa beoð his cnihtes.
     8136
& a cnaue is his broðer; þe an alse þe oðer. Page  424
     8137
þer-fore maȝen Bruttes; beon muchele þe vnbaldur.
     8138
þenne þat hæfd is unwræst; þe hælp is þæ wurse.
     8139
& wel ȝe hit maȝen imunen; þat ich wulle mæinen.
     8140
betere beoð ure fifti; þænne heore fif hundred.
     8141
þat heo feole siðen; i-fonded habbeoð.
     8142
seoððen heo an londe; fondeden leoden.
     8143
For cuð hit is wide; of ure wiðer-deden.
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þat we beoð kempen; icud mid þan bezsten.
     8145
We scullen aȝen heom stonden; & driuen heom of londen.
     8146
and walden þas riche; after ure i-wille.
     8147
Þus bælde Hængest; cnihten alre hændest.
     8148
balde his ferde; þer heo wes an felde.
     8149
ah oðer weies hi[t] was idiht; ær come seouen niht.
     8150
Forð comen þa tiðinde; to Aurilie þan kinge.
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whær Hengest wunede; buuen are munede.
     8152
Aurilien hafde to iueren; þritti þusend rideren;
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bal[d]ere Brutten; þe heore beot makeden.
     8154
& æc he hafde Walisce; wunder ane monie.
     8155
Þa lette he his cnihtes; dæies & nihtes.
     8156
æuere beon iwepned; alse heo to wiȝe scolden.
     8157
for auere he care hafde; of heðene uolke.
     8158
Þa iherde Hengest; þat Aurilien wes on-uast.
     8159
nom he his ferde; & fusde him to-ȝaines.
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Þa wes Aurilie wær; þat Hengest wolde cumen þær.
     8161
he uærde in ane velde; wel i-wepned under scelde.
     8162
nom he fo((rð))-rihtes; ten þusend. cnihtes.
     8163
þa weoren bezst iboren; & of his ferde coren.
     8164
& setten heom a þan felde; a-uoten under scelde.
     8165
Ten þusend Walisce; he to wude sende.
     8166
ten þusend Scottes; he sende bi-halues.
     8167
þe hæðene to imete; bi stiȝen & bi straten.
     8168
him-seolf he nom his eorles; & his aðele kempes.
     8169
& his holdeste men; þa he hæfde an londe.
     8170
& makede his sceld-trume; swulc hit weoren an hær wude.
     8171
Fif þusend þer riden; þa sculden al þis folc biwiten.
     8172
Þa cleope((de)) Aldolf; eorl of Gloucestre.
     8173
Ȝif hit me on Drihte; þe alle domes waldeð.
     8174
þat ich mote ibide; þat Hængest cume riden.
     8175
þa is a þissen londe; swa longe atstonde. Page  426
     8176
& biswac mine leofe freondes; mid longe his sæxes.
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bisiden Amberesburi; mid ærmliche witen.
     8178
Ah ȝif ich mihte of þan eorlen; þat aðel me bi-winnen.
     8179
þenne mihte ich suggen; soð quides mine.
     8180
þat me hafde Godd seolf; godes iunnen.
     8181
ȝif ich mine i-fan; fallen to grunde. anan.
     8182
& wræken mi deore cun; þat heo habbeoð ilæid adun.
     8183
Vn-neæðe wes þis spel; isæid to þan ende.
     8184
þa iseȝen heo Hængest; halden ouer dune.
     8185
Mid vnimete ferden; feond-liche heo fusden.
     8186
to-somne heo comen; & feond-liche heo sloȝen;
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þer þa ræȝe men; to-gæderen heom ræsden.
     8188
helmes gunnen gullen; cnihtes þer feollen.
     8189
stel eode wið þan ban; balu þer wes riue.
     8190
urnen inne strete; stremes of blode.
     8191
faȝeden þa feldes; & þat gras falewede.
     8192
Þa iseh Hængest; þat his help trukede.
     8193
þa hald he fram fæhte; & bi-halues flæh.
     8194
& his folc after; fusde bi-liue.
     8195
Þa Cristine; liðen after; & heom on læiden.
     8196
& cleopeden Crist Godes sone; beon heom a fultume.
     8197
& þe heðene leoden; æc lude cleopeden.
     8198
Ure godd Teruagant; whi trukest þu us an hond.
     8199
Þa Hengest isæh; þa hæðene ibuȝene;
     8200