In the holy great god , and his grace they asken
In the holy gret god · and his grace thay ak asken
o god þei greden and his grace asken .R.15.545: R's b-verse is virtually identical to beta's (which reads and
his grace þei asken), but the a-verse in the two subarchtypes is radically different.
Beta's version of the latter reads In þe holy grete god.
& on .o. god þey gredyn / & his grace asken.F.11.460: Alpha is responsible for the line, though R lacks line-initial &. Beta witnesses have "In þe holy grete god and his grace þei asken."