Lo Elde the hore hath me byfeye .
Lo Elde the hore hase me biseye
Loo eelde þe hoore haþ me beseyeO.20.199: This and the following eleven lines are written around a very large keyhole-shaped tear in the vellum, at about
the center of the leaf.
Lo elde þe hore hauethR.20.176: R's inflection for this
verb is unique among B copies, but manuscripts RcMcQScZNc of C show the same form, haueth. F, beta, and Cx all attest hath.
seyeR.20.176: R's seye is unique; both F and beta read biseye, as does Cx. The preceding phrase in R, my
lif, is from alpha; beta and Cx read me.
& seyde loo Elde þe hoore / haþ myn lyfF.16.202: Alpha is responsible for "myn lyf." Beta and C witnesses have "me." be-seyȝe.