Here Sathanas Axeth Iugement
thenne bygan for to crye: `Loo Mychael', quod he, `now
myght thou noo lenger dyssymylen
the sentence that [22v] thou ne must by iugement
delyuere me my prysoner, wherfore I requyre
the, syth that al myn artycles, and many moo than I
couthe remembre, ben here in this Court alledged &
proued by suffisaunt record, and also by his owne
confessyon, that thou yeue the sentence as therto
bilongeth, delyueryng me myn askyng. And ful soone he
shal be brought in torment and peyne eternal perdurable.'
Whan I hadde herde these wordes, I felle sodenly in swounyng for cause of grete heuynesse and drede that I had. No word ne myght I speke, ne wyst what to sey. And as me thought & verayly supposyd, the Iuge made hym selue redy - semyng to his chere - to yeue the sentence of my dampnacyon.
Sodenly come that worthy Lady whiche that byfore had buryed my body, that was clepyd Dame Misericorde, and spekyng to the Prouost she sayd in this wise: