The kyng called a clerke · can I nouȝt his name
Þe kyng called a Clerk . can I nouȝt his name .
The king called a clark can I not his name
The kyng called a clerk . kan I noȝt his name
The kynge callede a clerke · ne can y nougth his name
the kyng called a clerc · kan I nauȝt his name
the kyng called a clerekeG.4.3: The use of clere for clerc is not unusual for this scribe see, e.g., G.6.556, G.8.77, G.9.20, though Kane and Donaldson consistently read clerc, with final <c>. I know not hys name
Þe kyng called aclerkea clerke can I
nouȝt his name .
A-non þe kyng kallid a Clerk / y knowe not his name.