The Canterbury tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
F.N. Robinson

Lucifer

At lucifer, though he an angel were,
     1999
And nat a man, at hym wol I bigynne.
     2000
For though fortune may noon angel dere,
     2001
From heigh degree yet fel he for his synne
     2002
Doun into helle, where he yet is inne.
     2003
O lucifer, brightest of angels alle,
     2004
Now artow sathanas, that mayst nat twynne
     2005
Out of miserie, in which that thou art falle.
     2006