Adam et Eva et arbor inter eos, serpens decipiens eos cum
pomis; Deus loquens eis et maledicens serpentem, et angelus
cum gladio eiciens eos de paradiso.
SATAN¶For woe my wit works wildly here,
Which moves me mickle in my mind.
The Godhead that I saw so clear,
And perceived that he would take kind
Of a degree,
That he had wrought,
And I denied that angel kind
Should it not be.
For we were fair and bright;
Therefore methought that he,
Take one of us he might . . .
Yet he disdained me.
The kind of man he thought to take,
And thereat had I great envy.
But He has made to him a mate,
And hard to her I will me hie -----
That ready way -----
That purpose how to put it by,
And try to pluck from him that prey.
My travail were well set,
Might I him so betray,
His liking for to let. . . .
And soon I shall essay.
In a worm's likeness will I wend,
And try to feign a likely lie.
EVEWho is there?
SATAN I, a friend.