Without spore or speare , spackly he loked
With-outen spores other spere · spaklich he loked
With-oute spores other
This is an alpha variant; beta reads spakliche. However, Cx almost certainly agrees here with alpha. Cf. note at R.17.72: he lokede .
Withowtyn spores eyþir spere / spraklycheF.14.12: Beta manuscripts read spakliche, but agreement of C manuscripts suggests that alpha's reading is correct. For a similar variation between alpha and beta families, see the note
to 13.179. he lokede.F.14.12: The numeral xiij, an error for xiiij, is added in the right margin in a pale ink as an instruction to the rubricator.