With stones men shulde hire strike and stone hire to dethe
With stones men should strike hir , & stone hir to death ,
With staues men schulde hir strike · and stonye hir to dethe
With stones men schulde hire striken and stonen
hire to dede .R.12.85: R's to dede is unique but not ungrammatical or
substantially different in meaning from the other B manuscripts, which
read to deth. Cf. R.3.262:
(KD3.267), where R's phrasing is paralleled by many beta manuscripts: brenne
hem to dede. Alpha omits the following line from Bx:
A womman as we fynden was gulty of þat dede.
With stonys she sholde be stryken / & stoned to dethe.F.9.202: Alpha omits the following line from Bx: "A womman as we fynden was gilty of þat dede."