And as naked as a nedle , & no helpe about him
And as naked as a nedle · and non helpe aboute hym
And as naked as a nedle and noen helpe aboute .R.17.47: Alpha's helpe aboute(n) is supported by the best X family
copies of the C version, but a majority of C
manuscripts agrees with beta's helpe aboute hym.
& as nakyd as þe nedle / & noon helpe a-bowten.F.13.154: Alpha is responsible for the omission of hym following abouten. F's form with final <n> is unique, providing a final unstressed syllable for the b-verse.