And as a reneyed caityf recchele...sly gonL.11.134: The last three letters of recchelesly appear to have been written over an erasure, and gon was added after initial copying. A <+> appears in the left margin, presumably prompting one or both of these changes. A number
of B manuscripts have this line as it stands without the addition, though some have rennen where the corrector here has supplied gon. aboute
And as a reneyed kaytyfe , recheles runnen aboute
And as a renyed caytif · recchesly aboute
And as he
renneth caytif rechelesliche aboute . R's reading of the a-verse of this line
is unique. Beta reads And as a reneyed caityf. The problem seems to have
begun at line 130, where R's b-verse involves an awkward redundancy (cf. beta's rowme). However, this redundancy probably mirrors alpha, while F seeks to repair the
mistake by varying the verb to rayke. At line 131, R's continued confusion
then would be merely reproducing serious corruption in alpha that began in the previous line.
F, typically, attempts to repair the lapse in sense with & þey he renne
recchesly / or romeþ a-bowte (F8.128), but Bx presumably read
something like beta's And as a reneyed caityf recchelesly gon
& þey he renne reccheslyrecche[le]sly / or romeþ a-bowte.F.8.128: F's line is unique, but Bx is defective. Most beta manuscripts read "And as a reneyed caytif recchelesly aboute."