To serue god goodlyche , ne greth hem no penaunce ,
To seruen god goodlich · ne greues hym no penaunce
With eny wel or wo /R.11.290: The scribe has left a vertical stroke to mark a position for
inserting more text, indicating his awareness that something may be missing here.R.11.290: In alpha,
KD11.280 (above) was followed by an extra half-verse punctuated as a separate line, as here;
cf. F's to suffre wo for welthe.
toF.8.283: Though we have taken the scribe to have intended to mark the first character on each line both as touched in red
ink and capitalized, in this instance the contrast between this opening <t> and the capital form at the beginning of the next
line is too great to leave without comment. As we have noted before, consistency in such matters is a more steady concern
of modern editors than of medieval scribes. swiche as been in wille / to suffre wo / for welthe.
To serue god goodlyF.8.284: An otiose curl is written above the <d>. / ne greviþ hem no peyȝne.