That longe had layne before , as Lucifers cherles
þat longe haddyn leyn byfore · as lucifer-isHm.19.54: For the his-genitive, see Tauno F. Mustanoja, A Middle English Syntax, Part I: Parts of Speech (Helsinki, 1960), 159-162. See also Hm.9.12. cherlysHm.19.54-73: A crude line drawing of a flower in pale brown ink appears in the right margin.
That lenge had leyne bifore ˜ as lucifers cherles