And Spes spaklich him sped , spede if he might
And spes spaklich hym spedde ˜ spede if he myghte
Beta reads spaklich. Both the beta and alpha forms are presumably
misreadings of Bx's sprakliche, in which the r was inscribed as a superscripted loop. hym spedde spede
ȝif he miȝte .
& Spes sparklyF.13.179: This unusual form appears also in R, probably reflecting sprakliche in alpha. Compare 14.12 for similar variants. Beta witnesses read spakliche. hym spedde / speden if he myghte.