Ira ·L.5.136: The scribe has put 3 dots arranged in a triangle in the left margin inside a red box with the gloss.
Now awaketh Wrath , with two white eyen
W.5.135: The scribe wrote Ira inside a red box in the left margin. The page is cropped, so the first two letters are lost. ¶ Now awakeþ Wraþe . wiþ two white eiȝen W.5.135:nota
¶ Now awakes wrathe with two white eyen
¶¶ Now waketh wrotheR.5.136:
R's waketh is unique (most of the other witnesses have awaketh). Likewise, R's spelling of the following noun (= wrothe,
but rendered as Wraþe or wratthe by most of the others)
is unique among the B copies—cf. the same spelling at R5.138 (at
which point F and the X family of C concur with R's form). According to
OED2, s. v.
wrath, and MED, s. v.
wroth, this spelling is a late adaptation from the adjective wroth, = "angry." Nominal usage is also found in a manuscript of Gower's
Confessio (at 3.217) and in the Trinity manuscript of the A-version (at 5.66). with to white eyȝes .
F.5.135: The scribe left an indented blank for a 3-line capital <T>. A guide letter <T> appears. THanne wratthe gan awake / with two white eyȝes.