And in a wyncking wrath wexyd I a-slepe
And in a wyndynge wratthe wex I a-sleep
your for me elin
And in a wynkynge wrathR.11.5: This word amounts to an
inappropriate and virtually meaningless repetition of the same term from the previous line,
but it is witnessed by the beta manuscripts as well as R (F offers six inauthentic lines);
indeed the entire line appears to have been corrupt in Bx. Kane and
Donaldson conjecture a sort of metathesis distorting original worþ;
Schmidt concurs. til I wasR.11.5:
R's til I was is unique. Beta reads wex I. a-slepe
& of myn wynkynge y a-wook / & wondrede þanne These six lines appear only in F.
ANdF.8.1: The ornamental capital is written and flourished in green and red ink. as y lay & lookede / vpon þe launde grene.