Than clarkes or kinde witted men of christen puple ,
than clerkes or kynde wyttyd men · of crystyn pepleHm.12.463: The first <e> is poorly executed, but there is no reason to suppose that the scribe intended anything other than
his customary <e>. ·
Than clerkes or kynde wittedmenwitted men of cristen pepile
& Clerkys / þan cleer wittyd men / of þe cristene peple.F.9.278: The scribe's inattention turns the line on its head. Bx reads "Than clerkes or kynde witted men of cristene peple." Partially erased, partially legible characters appear in the right margin. The legible <a> and partially legible <. .g . ll> may have been intended to identify the speaker (the he of l.270) with the angel of l.268. Additional erased and illegible characters appear immediately below.