And saint Spirite the samplare & sayd what men should wryte
And seint Spirit þe Samplarie . & seide what men sholde writeW.12.110: After this WHmCr omit the line And riȝt as syȝte serueth a man . to se þe heighe strete (as in L).
and seynt spiryt the samplarye · and seyde what men schulde wryte · Hm.12.417: CrWHm omit the following line, found in all other manuscripts: And riȝt as syȝte serueth a man to se þe heighe strete, here given in the spelling of L.
And saynt spirit his samplarie · and saide what men shulde write
And seynt spirit his saumplarie & seyde . what manO.12.110: OC2RF alone have the singular form. schulde write
And seynt spiriȝt þe saumplarie & seyde what
manR.12.112: With the exception of OC2, which agree with alpha, the
beta manuscripts here show men. Cx agrees with
beta. scholde write .
& seynt spiryȝt þe saumplarie / to þe man þat wryt yt.F.9.229: F miscomprehended the sense of the passage. The b-verse in Bx reads "& seide what men sholde write."