Readings for line KD.14.316

The nyneth is swete to þe soule · no sugre is swettere
The nynthe is swete to þe soule . no sucre is swettere
The nynth is swete to the soule , no suger is sweter
The nynþe is swete to þe soule . no sugre is swetter
The nyȝenþe is swete to þe soule · no sucre is swetter
The nynthe is swete to the saule · no sugre swetter
þe y neynthe ys swete to þe souvle & no suger swetter
Þe nyneþe is swete forO.14.326: OC2 alone have for in place of to. þe soule  no sugre swetter
¶ Þe nythe it isR.14.339: R's spelling, nythe, is unique among the B copies and may seem an obvious error of the simplest sort: inadvertent omission of a nasal bar; but virtually all of the C manuscripts share this spelling of nyneth Both MED, s. v. ninthe, and OED2, s. v. ninth and nineth, acknowledge the possibility of this spelling of the ordinal in Middle English.R.14.339: Once more, R uniquely reads it is where the other B witnesses have is. As in earlier instances in this listing passage, however, though a few C manuscripts agree with beta's simpler rendering, the vast majority supports R's reiterative phrase. swete to þe soule  no sugur is swettere .
Þe .ixe. is sweete to þe sowle / no sugre is swettere.