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  An preost wes on leoden; Laȝamon wes ihoten.
  he wes Leouenaðes sone; liðe him beo Drihten.
  He wonede at Ernleȝe; at æðelen are chirechen.
  vppen Seuarne staþe; sel þar him þuhte.
5 on-fest Radestone; þer he bock radde.
  Hit com him on mode; & on his mern þonke.
  þet he wolde of Engle; þa æðelæn tellen.
  wat heo ihoten weoren; & wonene heo comen.
  þa Englene londe; ærest ahten.
10 æfter þan flode; þe from Drihtene com.
  þe al her a-quelde; quic þat he funde.
  buten Noe. & Sem; Iaphet & Cham.
  & heore four wiues; þe mid heom weren on archen.
  Laȝamon gon liðen; wide ȝond þas leode.
15 & bi-won þa æðela boc; þa he to bisne nom.
  He nom þa Englisca boc; þa makede Seint Beda.
  An-oþer he nom on Latin; þe makede Seinte Albin.
  & þe feire Austin; þe fulluht broute hider in.
  Boc he nom þe þridde; leide þer amidden.
20 þa makede a Frenchis clerc;
  Wace wes ihoten; þe wel couþe writen.
  & he hoe ȝef þare æðelen; Ælienor
  þe wes Henries quene; þes heȝes kinges.
  Laȝamon leide þeos boc; & þa leaf wende.
25 he heom leofliche bi-heold. liþe him beo Drihten.
  Feþeren he nom mid fingren; & fiede on boc-felle.
  & þa soþere word; sette to-gadere.
  & þa þre boc; þrumde to are.
  Nu biddeð Laȝamon alcne æðele mon;
30 for þene almiten Godd.
  þet þeos boc rede; & leornia þeos runan.
  þat he þeos soðfeste word; segge to-sumne.
  for his fader saule; þa hine forð brouhte.
  & for his moder saule; þa hine to monne iber.
35 & for his awene saule; þat hire þe selre beo. Amen.
  Nv seið; mid loft-songe þe wes on leoden preost.
  al swa þe boc spekeð; þe he to bisne inom.
  þa Grickes hefden Troye; mid teone bi-wonen.
  & þat lond iwest; & þa leoden of-slawen.
40 & for þe wrake-dome; of Menelaus quene.
  Elene was ihoten. alðeodisc wif.
  þa Paris Alixandre; mid pret-wrenche. bi-won.
  for hire weoren on ane daȝe; hund þousunt deade.
  Vt of þan fehte; þe was feondliche stor.
45 Eneas þe duc; mid ermðen at-wond.
  Nefede he boten anne sune; þe was mid him isund.
  Asscanius was ihoten; nefede he bern no ma.
  & þes duc mid his drihte; to þare ; him droh.
  of kunne & of folke; þe fulede þan duke.
50 of monne & of ahte. þe he to þare ; brouhte.
  & tuenti gode scipen. he guðliche fulde.
  & þa scipen foren wide; ȝeon þare wintrede .
  mid wolcnen & mid wedere; heo þoleden wen-siðes.
  ant mid muchelure care; heo to londe bicomen.
55 On Italiȝe heo comen to londe; þar Rome nou on stondeð.
  fele ȝer under sunnan; nas ȝet Rome bi-wonnen.
  & heuede Eneas þe duc; mid his driht-folcke.
  widen iwalken. ȝend þat wide water.
  moni lond umbe-rowen; redes him trokeden.
60 On Italiȝe he com on lond; þat him was iqueme.
  A þon londe he fund mete; & he hine mid monscipe biwon.
  & mid golde and mid gersume; & he griðliche spac.
  I þere Tyure he eode alond; þer þa sea wasceð; þat sond.
  ful neh þan ilke stude; þar Rome nou stondeð.
65 þe king was ihoten Latin; þe on þan londe wes.
  hey wes and riche; & he wes redesful.
  mid wintre he wes bi-weaued. swo hit wolde Godd.
  þar com Eneas; & grette þen alde king.
  & he hine feire on-feng; mid allen his folke.
70 Muche lond he him ȝef; & mare him biheyte.
  an-long þare sea; eacute; siden & widen.
  þare quene hit of-þouhte; noþeles heo hit þolede.
  þe king heuede ane douter; þe him was swiþe deore.
  Eneam he heo biheyte; to habben to wife.
75 & after his daye; al his drihliche lond.
  for he nefde nenne sune; þe sarure was his heorte.
  þat maiden wes ihoten Lauine; seþen heo wes leodena quene.
  feier wes þe wimmon; & wunsum hire monnen.
  Ah Turnus was ihoten þat wes of Tuskanne duc;
80 þet lufede þet maiden; & hire monscipe bed.
  þat he heo wolde habben; to heiȝen are quene.
  þa com þat word to him; þat was widene cuð.
  þat þe king Latin; ȝef Lauine his douter.
  Eneam to are brude; for heo wes his deore bearn;
85 þa wes Turnus sari; & soruful on his mode.
  for he heo heuede swiþe ilofed; & luf-þing hire biheite.
  Weorre makede Turnus; mid teonen he wes idrefed.
  wið; Eneam he nom an feiht; þat wes feondliche strong.
  hond wið; honde; fuhten þa heȝe men.
90 Teone wes on compe; þar Turnus feol.
  mid mechen to-heawen; his monscipe wes þe lasse.
  Eneas nom Lauine; leofliche to wife.
  he wes king & heo quen; & kine-lond heo welden.
  inne griðe & inne friðe; & freoliche loueden.
95 Seoþen Eneas Lauine heuede inomen; & þa leodene bi-wnnen.
  he makede enne stronge castel; mid starke ston walle.
  Lauine hehte his leuemon; þene castel he clepede Lauinion.
  þat wes for hire worðscipe; wel þat he hire uþe.
  Feour winter he heuede þat wif; mid wrðscipe to welden.
100 after þa feourðe ȝere he was dead; his freonden hit of-þuhten.

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