And some troden her makes , and on trees bredden
¶ And some traden hir makes · and on trees bredden
& some tradden þer makes & on trees bredenG.12.361: In the case of G, the spelling shared with Cr23 F (i.e. breden rather than the majority B reading bredden) does not necessarily indicate a substantive variant. Although the G scribe was clearly aware of the possibility of using
single and double consonants to indicate preceding long and short vowels, his practice in this respect was by no means consistent
(see Introduction III.2).
¶ And somme tredenR.11.371: For alpha's treden, beta reads a preterite, troden (although Cr2-3 agree with alpha). Cx
agrees with alpha. here makes and on tres bredde .