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

Lines 8201 through 8300

& þa Cristine men; cumen heom an-ufene.
     8201
þa fleh Henges þurh & þurh; þat he com to Kunigges-burh.
     8202
i þare burh he wende; burh to brukene.
     8203
& þe king Aurilien; after wende anan.
     8204
& clep((e))de to his leoden; ludere stæuene.
     8205
Ærneð æuere vorð & vorð; Hengest is ifaren norð.
     8206
& heo him after buȝen; þat heo to burhȝe comen.
     8207
Þa isæh Hengest & his sune; al þa uerde heom after cumen.
     8208
þa sæide Hengest; cnihten alre wraðest.
     8209
Nulle ich na mare fleon; ah nu ich wulle fihten.
     8210
& mi sune Octa; & his wed-broðer Ebissa.
     8211
& al mi mon-uerde; sturieð eouwer wepnen.
     8212
& fare we heom to-ȝænes; & makien feond-slæhtes.
     8213
& ȝif we hom ne falleð; þænne beon we fæie.
     8214
ilæid on felde; & freonde bidælde.
     8215
Hengest bah a þene wald; & bilæfde al his teld. Page  428
     8216
& makede his sceld-trume; al of his hæðene gumen.
     8217
Þa com Aurilie þe king; & moni þusend mid him.
     8218
and bigunnen þer oðer fæht; þe wes feond-liche stærc.
     8219
þer wes moni græt dunt; idæld i þan compe.
     8220
þer weoren þa Cristine; wel neh ouer-cumene.
     8221
Þa comen þer uaren; fif þusend rideren.
     8222
þa Aurilie hafde; an horse to fihten.
     8223
heo smiten a þan hæðene; þat heo adun helden.
     8224
þer wes feht swiðe stor; eornest ful sturne.
     8225
I þan fæhte com þe eorl; Aldolf of Glouce[t]re.
     8226
& ifunde Hengest; cnihten for-cuððest.
     8227
whar he feond-liche faht; & þa Cristine feolde.
     8228
Aldolf his gode sweord adroh; & uppen Hengest sloh.
     8229
& Hengest warp þene sceld biuoren; & ælles weoren his lif forloren.
     8230
& Aldolf smat i þene sceld; þat he atwa to-scænde.
     8231
& Hengest him leop to; swulc hit a liun weore.
     8232
& smat an Aldolfes helm; þat he atwa to-feol.
     8233
Þa heowen heo mid sweorde; þa swipen weoren grimme.
     8234
fur flæh of stele; ofte & wel ilome.
     8235
Vnder are stunde; þa leop Aldolf to [grunde].
     8236
& isæh him Gorlois; þat wæs a kene gume ful iwis.
     8237
of Cornwale he wes eorl; he wes widene cuð.
     8238
Þa wes þæ beorn Aldolf; muchele þe balder.
     8239
& hæf hæhȝe his sweord; & lette hit adun swippen.
     8240
& smat Hengest a þan hond; þat he forlette his brond.
     8241
[an] hiȝinge hine igrap; mid grimme his læchen.
     8242
bi þere burne hode; þa wes an his hafde.
     8243
& mid muchelere strengðe; hine adun swipte.
     8244
and seoððe he hine up bræid; swulc he hine to-breken wolde.
     8245
& mid ærmen hine bisprædde; & forð hine lædde.
     8246
Nu wes Hengest inumen; þurh Aldolf þene æhte gume.
     8247
Þæ cleope[de] Aldolf; þene eorl of Gloucestre;
     8248
Hengest n[i]s þe noht swa murie; swa þe wes bi Ambresburie.
     8249
þer þu þa sæxes droȝen; and Bruttes of-sloȝen.
     8250
mid muchele swike-dome; þu mi cun sloȝe.
     8251
Nu þu scalt læn leosen; & losie þine freonden.
     8252
mid reoliche witen; an worlde for-wurðen.
     8253
Hengest eode stille; ne isæh he help nenne. Page  430
     8254
Aldolf hine ladde; to his leod-kinge.
     8255
& grætte þene leod-king; mid leofliche worden.
     8256
Hail seo þu Aurilien; aðeles cunnes.
     8257
her ich bringe þe biuoren; þe wes þines cunnes bone.
     8258
Hengest þene heðene; þe hærm us hafueð iuræ[mm]ed.
     8259
Godd hit me iuðe; þat ich hine igripen habben.
     8260
Nu ich hine ȝiue þe; uor monne leofuest ært þu me.
     8261
& [l]et þine hired-childeren; pleien mid þissen hunde.
     8262
scotien mid heore flan; & his cun scenden anan.
     8263
Þa andswarede þe king; quicliche steuene;
     8264
Edi seo þu Aldolf. eorlene aðelest.
     8265
þu ært me leof al swa mi lif; leoden þu scalt beon alder.
     8266
Þer me nom Hengest; and þer me bond Hengest.
     8267
þer wes þa Hengest; cnihten alre ȝeomerest.
     8268
Þis feht wes ouer-cumen; & þa hæðene fluȝen.
     8269
Þa iseh Octa; þat his fader wes ful wa.
     8270
& Ebissa his wed-broðer; buȝen heom to-gadere.
     8271
& fluȝen in-to Eouuerwic; mid ærmðen inoȝe.
     8272
& greiðeden walles; to-halden þa halles.
     8273
Summe þa hæðene; to þan wude iwenden.
     8274
þær þat ganninde folc; læiden heom to grunde.
     8275
Þa wes Aurilian þe king; iquemed wel þurh alle þing.
     8276
he wende in-to Cuninges-burh; mid his driht-folke.
     8277
& þankede Drihten; swulchere mihten.
     8278
Þreo dæies & þreo niht; þe king wunede þar-riht.
     8279
to lechinien þa wunden; of leofenen his cnihten.
     8280
& baðien on burȝe; heore wærie ban.
     8281
Þa þe þridde dæi com; & þat folc hafde imaked non.
     8282
þa lette þe king blawen; & beonnede his eorles.
     8283
þa heo comen to hustinge; to Aurilie þan kinge.
     8284
Þa heo to-gadere comen; þe king heom axede sone.
     8285
whæt heo him radde; þat his richemen weoren.
     8286
a wulchere witen; Hengest scolde for-wurðen.
     8287
& hu he mihte bezst wreoken; his leofueste freondes.
     8288
þe an-fest Amberes-buri; leien bi-buride.
     8289
Þa stod up Ældadus; & wið þene king he spac þus.
     8290
to-wardes Gode he was god; he wes an hali biscop.
     8291
Aldolf eorles broðer; nefde he nenne oðer. Page  432
     8292
Lauerd king lust nu me; what ic wullen tellen þe.
     8293
Ich wulle makien þene dom; hu he scal beon fordon.
     8294
for he is on leode; monnen us laðest.
     8295
& haue[ð] ure kun of-slæȝen; & idon of lif-dæȝen.
     8296
and he is an hæðene hund; helle he scal isechen.
     8297
þer he scal sinke; for his swike-dome.
     8298
Lauerd king hærcne me; wat ich þe wulle tællen.
     8299
A king wes in Ierusalem; Saul wes ihaten.
     8300