To haue mercy on þat man . þat mysd...?...ide hym ofteM.4.101: It is likely that the original reading was him so ofte as in most B manuscripts. Only G shares M's omission of so, though it is the reading of A manuscripts. Here there are apparently two correctors at work. The first is responsible for ide hi, while a second has altered the second <i> to <y> and added <m> for hym. .
To haue merci on that man , that misdid hym so oft
To haue mercy on þat man · þat mysdid hym so ofte
to hauve marcy off þat man þat myssdyd hym offtG.5.101: In the case of M, the shared G M reading offt involves erasure and correction, and the original M reading may well have been so ofte (the reading of remaining B manuscripts). All A manuscripts except J share the G M reading, which is adopted by Kane and Donaldson.
To haue mercy ofO.4.102: OG alone have of in place of on. þat man þat mysdide hym so ofte