¶ Ȝe nymmenL.15.477: L alone reads nymmen; most other B manuscripts have menen or mynnen. wel how matheu seith · how a man made a feste
deficitM.15.473: Kane and Donaldson argue that the sidenote indicates that "a corrector of M knew of a manuscript which possessed
XV 472-85, missing from the larger group" (p. 51n7). This seems unlikely, since the note is placed ten lines too early, and
furthermore Kane and Donaldson themselves admit that "there is no evidence that M was corrected to (RF)." The note may simply
refer to the fact that M alone among B manuscripts lacks how before a man.
Ye menen wel how Mathew saith , how a man made a feast
¶ ye take wel how mathew sayith · how a man made a feste
Ȝe; menen wel how mathew seydeO.15.468: OC2 alone have the preterite form. how a man made a feeste
¶ Ȝe take wel hedeR.15.497: In place of R's non-alliterating take wel hede, beta
reads menen wel. F omits the line. whateR.15.497: Here only G joins R in
reading what; the other beta manuscripts show how. mathew sayth how a man made a fest .