That mede might be meinperner Reson they bisought
Þat mede most be mainpernour · reson þey bisouȝte
Þat Mede muste be maynpernour Resoun þei besouȝtenO.4.115: OC2 alone have the form besouȝten in place of bisouȝte.
Þat Meede myghte be his paramour This curious revision of Bx reflects one of the scribal editor's more bizarre moments. Bx reads as follows:
Som men radde Reson to haue ruþe on þat shrewe
And to counseille þe kyng and Conscience after
That Mede moste be maynpernour Reson þei bisouȝte. / resoun þey be-sowte.