And now shal Lucifer leue it , though him loth think
And now schal lucifer leue it · þouȝ hym loth thynke
And now schal lucifer itlucifer [lese] itR.18.255: R uniquely omits an essential word at this point; the beta manuscripts read
leue while F reads leese. Cx
agrees with beta. þow hym lothe thenke .R.18.255: Immediately hereafter,
alpha omitted the following lines from Bx:
For gygas þe geaunt with a gynne engyned
To breke & to bete dounn þat
ben aȝeines ihesus. A revised version of these two lines appears in the C version.
& now shal lucifer leese it / þey hym looþ þynke.F.14.253: Alpha omitted the following lines from Bx:
For gigas þe geaunt wiþ a gyn engyned
To breke and to bete adoun þat ben ayeins Iesus.