And balased on þe bare arse & no brech betwen
And baileised on þe bare ers · and no breche bitwene
And baleysed on þe bare ers & no breech bitweneO.5.177: OC2 alone lack the following line attested by all other B manuscripts: "Forþi haue I no likyng, [leue me], wiþ þo leodes to wonye."
As I achilda child wereR.5.177: R's line
division here is unique and obviously an error; F, beta, and the C
version read this phrase as the end of the preceding line .
And baleysed on þe bare hers
R's cancelled reading, hers, is the Bx original. F
agrees with R's "corrected" and euphemized reading, bak, but the C version agrees with the Bx original.
and no breche by-twene .
& baleysed on my bare bak / þat my bely beendiþ.F.5.175: F's reading is unique. Bx reads "And baleised on þe bare ers and no brech bitwene."