To lygge the styckes in whiche she layeth & breadeth
To laye the stikkes · in wich he layes and bredes
To lege stikkesR.11.363: R omits beta's þe after lege, a
feature also characteristic of Cx. F revises the entire phrase.
in which aR.11.363:
lenth and bredethR.11.363: Beta (and presumably Bx) read the b-verse as in whiche she leythe and bredeth. Although F attempts to rationalize the
error preserved in R by improvising in lengþe & in breede, R's general
conformity to beta here indicates that the error began as a small one in alpha: lenth for original leythe. The alpha form of "she" was probably a, though it is not clear what the R scribe took it to mean.
Stykkis to legge / in lengþe & in breede.F.9.26: F's reading is unique. Other B manuscripts have "To legge þe stikkes in which she leyeþ and bredeþ."