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

Lines 8701 through 8800

& Mærlin eode abuten; & ȝeornen gon bihalden.
     8701
þrie he eode abuten. wið-innen; & wið-uten.
     8702
& sturede his tunge; al-se he bede sunge.
     8703
þus Merlin dude þer; þat cleopede he Vðær.
     8704
Vther com swiðe; & alle þine cnihtes mid þe.
     8705
& winneð þas stanes alle; ne scullen ȝe læuen nænne.
     8706
for nu ȝe maȝen heom h[e]bben; swulche veðerene balles.
     8707
& swa ȝe sculleð heom mid ræde; to ure scipen lede.
     8708
Þeos stanes heo ladden; swa Merlin heom radde.
     8709
& duden heom in heore scipen; & seileden uorð to iwiten.
     8710
& swa heo gunnen wenden; in-to þissen londe.
     8711
& ladden heom in ann velde; þe is wunder ane brad. Page  454
     8712
he is brad & swiðe muri; on-uæst Ambres-burie.
     8713
þer Hengest biswæc; Bruttes mid sæxen.
     8714
Mærlin heom gon ræren; alse heo stoden ærer.
     8715
swa næuer nan o[ð]er mon; þene craft ne cuðe don.
     8716
ne næuer ær þer bi-foren; nes na mon swa wis iboren.
     8717
þat cuðe þet weorc rihten; & þa stanes dihten.
     8718
þat tidende; com to þan kinge. i þan norð ende;
     8719
of Merlines fore. & of Vthæres his broðer;
     8720
þat heo weoren mid isunde; i-cumen to þissen londe.
     8721
& þat þat worc wes al idiht; & iset up-riht.
     8722
Þe king wes an breoste; wunder ane bliðe.
     8723
& lette beode hustinge; swa mid swa wes al his lond.
     8724
þat al his folc swa swiðe muri; come to Amberes-buri.
     8725
al his drihtliche uolc; to White-sune-dæie.
     8726
Þider com Aurilie þe king; & al his folc mid him.
     8727
a Whiten-sunen-dæie; he þer wærf makede.
     8728
al-se ich þe wulle telle; a þisse boc-spelle.
     8729
Weoren a þan walde; teldes itælded.
     8730
in þan brade uelde; niȝe þusend teldes.
     8731
Al þan Whitensunendæi; þe king a þan uelde læi.
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hæt halȝien þe stude þe hæhte Stanhenge.
     8733
Þreo dæies fulle; wunede þe king stille.
     8734
i þan þridde dæie; heȝe wurðede his duȝeðe.
     8735
he makede tweie biscopes; wunder ane gode.
     8736
Seint Dubriz; to Kaerliun; to Eouuerwic. Seint Samson.
     8737
beien heo iwurðen hali; & mid Gode haȝe.
     8738
I þan feorðe dæie; duȝeðen to-dælden.
     8739
and swa ane stunde; hit stod a þan ilken.
     8740
Þa ȝet þer wes a luðer gume; Passent Vortigernes sune.
     8741
wes þe ilke Passent; in-to Wælisc londe iwent.
     8742
and þer a þen ilke daȝen; wes bicumen ut-laȝe. Page  456
     8743
Ah ne durste he noht longe wunien þer; for Aurilie & for Vther.
     8744
ah he biȝet scipen gode; & ferde bi sæ-flode.
     8745
in-to Alemaine he uerde; mid fif hundred monnen.
     8746
& þer he biwon muchel uolc; & makeden scip-ferde.
     8747
& for swa longe; þat he com to þisse londe.
     8748
in-to þere Humbre; þer he hærmes worhte.
     8749
Ah ne durste he noht longe; i þan ænde at-stonde.
     8750
Þe kin[g] ferde þider-ward; & Passent fleh aweiward.
     8751
æfter sæ swa longe; þat he com to Irlonde.
     8752
Sone he þer funde; þene king of þan londe.
     8753
his heorte wes swiðe sær; he grette þene king Gillomar.
     8754
Hail seo þu Gillomar; gumene ælder;
     8755
ich æm to þe icume; ich wes Vortigernes sune.
     8756
mi fader wes Brutlondes king; he luuede þe þurh alle þing.
     8757
& ȝif þu woldest to-ȝere; beon þider min iuare.
     8758
swa wit sculden ispæcken; & minne fader wel wreken.
     8759
& wel wreken þi folc; þat Vther her qualde.
     8760
& þi sel-cuðe wærc; þat heo heonne droȝen.
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& æc ich iherde suggen; þer ic ferde inne sæ.
     8762
þat þe king Aurilien; seoc is iwurðen.
     8763
& lið inne Winchæstre; a bedde ful faste.
     8764
Þu miht ileue me inoh; for þis is witerliche soð.
     8765
Passent & Gillomar; makeden heore for-ward þar.
     8766
aðes heo sworen; monie & unifohȝe.
     8767
þat heo wolden al þis lond; sætten on hæore tweire hond.
     8768
þe aðes weoren isworene; ah æft heo weoren for-lorene.
     8769
Þe king gadere[de] ferde; wide ȝeond his ærde.
     8770
to þere sæ beoð iwende; Gillomar & Passen.
     8771
in-to þan scipen eoden; & forð heom letten gliden.
     8772
Forð heo wenden biliue; þat heo comen to Meniue.
     8773
þat wes a þan time; tun swiðe hende.
     8774
þat mon nu iwitterli; clepeð Seint Deouwi.
     8775
Þer heo nomen hauene; mid heȝere blisse.
     8776
Scipen eoden a þat strond; cnihtes eoden. a þat lond.
     8777
Þa sæide Passent touward Gillomar he went.
     8778
Seie me king Gillomar; nu we beoð icumen her.
     8779
Nu ich sette þe an hond; halfendæl þis kinelon[d].
     8780
for is of Winchastre icume; to me anes cnihtes sune.
     8781
& sæið me swulne ræd; þat Aurilie wule beon dæd.
     8782
þat ufel is under his ribben; þat ne mæi he noh[t] libben.
     8783
Her wit scullen wel wreken; unker wine-mæies.
     8784
biwinnen his wunseles; swa us bið alre selest.
     8785
To þan kinge com þat word; in-to Winchæstre.
     8786
þat Passent & Gillomar; weoren mid ferde icumen hær. Page  458
     8787
Þe king cleopede Vther; þe wes his leoue broðer.
     8788
Vther be[d] uerde; ȝeond al þissen ærde.
     8789
& far to ure feonden; and drif heom of ærde.
     8790
oðer þu heom fusen; oðer þu heom feolle.
     8791
Ich wolde faren æc. ȝif ich neore swa seoc.
     8792
ah ȝif ich mai beon feore; ich þe cumen after sone.
     8793
Al dude Uðer; swa þe king him sæide þer.
     8794
& Passen at Seint Deowi; sorȝen iworhte þer-bi.
     8795
and þe king Gillomar; muchel sorȝe he dude þær.
     8796
Brutlond heo þurh-arnden; hærȝede & barden.
     8797
& Vther i þissen ærde; sumnede his ferde.
     8798
& hit wes longe uirst. ær he mihte fusen a-riht.
     8799
& Passent West Walisc lond; set an his aȝere hond.
     8800