To seke Pierce the plowman , that pride may destroy
To seek piers þe plowman · þat pride may distroye
To seke peres þe plowman þat pruyde myȝteR.20.355: Beta reads may. Cx agrees with
alpha. destruye .
To seke peers Plowhman / þat pryȝde he myȝhte stroyȝe.F.16.380: F's b-verse is unique. Bx read "þat pryde myȝte destruye." A drypoint "X" appears in the right margin, probably to call attention to F's omission of
the following line from Bx: "And þat freres hadde a fyndyng þat for nede flateren."