And the rych is reuerenced , by reason of hys ryches
And the riche is yreuerenced ; by reson of his richesse
AcR.14.219: Beta has And; F reads But. The C manuscripts divide by major families on this lection, the P family
completely omitting the conjunction while the X family, like beta, attests And. þe riche is reuerenced bi reson of his richesse .
ButF.10.686: Alpha is responsible for But (or R's Ac). Beta manuscripts have And. þe ryche is reuerencid / be resoun of his rychesse. Bx reads as follows:
Ac (or And) þe riche is reuerenced by reson of his richesse
Ther þe poore is put bihynde and parauenture kan moore
Of wit and of wisdom þat fer awey is bettre
Than richesse or reautee, and raþer herd in heuene.
The revision of the fourth line above suggests that the omission of the third had already occurred in F's exemplar.