And poyson on a pole , they put vp to his lyppes
And poiso(n) on a pole ˜ they putte vp to hisse lippes
And poyson on a pole þei putteR.18.54:
R reads this line in harmony with beta except that after putte, R uniquely
omits vp from the beta phrase. It is true that F also omits this word, but
that fact has no importance for assessing the archetypal reading since F completely
transposes the entire Bx line. The X family of C
agrees with beta on this lection, but the P family agrees with R in omitting vp. to his lippes .