Þat he þat vseth þe fairest crafte · to þe foulest I couth haue put hymL.19.253: A corrector's <+> appears in the left margin, suggesting that the scribe initially omitted couth haue put hym. Those words appear in ink darker than the rest of the line.
That men of þe fairest craft to þe foulist I could haue put
þeat he þat vsethe þe fayrest crafte / to þe fowlest I couvld hauve put hym
O.19.243: A cross consisting of five dots, one red, with red rays radiating outward, appears in the left margin. It is probably
in the main scribal hand. It may have been intended to point to the defectiveness of l. 243.Þat he þat vseþ þe fayrest craft to þe foulest I couþe haue put hymO.19.243: Kane and Donaldson (193) conjecturally exclude this line on grounds of "prosiness and verbosity" as well as its
failure to alliterate.
& he þat is ȝoure althir drevel / myghte mayster ben holden. These four lines occur only in F. With R absent, it is not possible to determine whether they originated in alpha.