And there was conscience constable , christen to saue ,
And ther was conscience constable · cristyne to saue
And þere was concience cunstable cristene forO.20.211: O alone includes for before to. to saue
And þere was constableR.20.188: Again R omits a stave (cf. conscience constable, the
reading of beta and of Cx), presumably reflecting an error in alpha
since F tries to patch up the same omission with he was mad a
cunstable. cristene to saue .
& þere he was mad a cunstable / cristene to saven.F.16.214: Omission of Conscience had occurred in alpha. F characteristically revises to make sense of what lay before him. Beta witnesses read "And þere
was Conscience Conestable cristene to saue."