The Canterbury tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
F.N. Robinson

Adam

Loo adam, in the feeld of damyssene,
     2007
With goddes owene fynger wroght was he,
     2008
And nat bigeten of mannes sperme unclene,
     2009
And welte al paradys savynge o tree.
     2010
Hadde nevere worldly man so heigh degree
     2011
As adam, til he for mysgovernaunce
     2012
Was dryven out of hys hye prosperitee
     2013
To labour, and to helle, and to meschaunce.
     2014