¶ I am fayne of þat forwarde · seyde þe freke þanne
I am faine of that forward , said the Fraike than ,
¶ Y am fayn of þat forowarde · seyde the freke thanneHm.4.12: At this point, all other manuscripts contain three lines not found in Hm, here given in the spelling of L:
And ritte riȝte to resoun and rowneth in his ere
And seide as þe kynge badde and sithen toke his leue
I shal arraye me to ride quod resoun reste þe a while
. The omission was probably caused by eye-skip because both KD4.14 and KD4.17 begin with and. The mistake may have been easy to miss since the line still makes sense syntactically.
¶ I am fayne of þat forward · saide þe freke thanne
¶¶ I am fayn of þat forward seyde þe
freke þanne .