That touched and tasted . at techynge of þe ofM.17.148: The corrector first misplaced of after þe and then erased it, placing it correctly. paume
That touched and tasted , at techinge of the pawme
And (and the rest of this defective line) is almost certainly from alpha;
beta more plausibly has Þat toched and tasted atte techynge of þe paume.
In attempting to salvage the a-verse, F completely rewrites it as &
þorghȝ towchyng & tastyng. Cx reads the entire line as
beta does, except for the initial That, which is omitted. touched
and tasted and techynge of þe paume .
& þorghȝ towchyng & tastyng / &F.13.232: Alpha is responsible for &. Beta and C manuscripts have at. F's a-verse reading is unique, almost certainly reflecting F-Redactor's attempt to make sense of the <&> he found in his
exemplar. He changes the verbs of Bx into gerunds. techynge of þe pawme.