Conseille þat þou ........knowest by conte.naunce ne bi riȝt
Councel that thou knowest by countenaunce ne by ryght
Conseil þat þou knoweste · by contenance ne by righte
Counceyl þat þou knowist bi contenaunce ne bi syȝtO.5.184: OCr23 alone have syȝt; most B manuscripts have riȝt.
Conseille þat þow knoweste by contenance ne
R and F agree with the C version in attesting speche
as this line's final stave. By contrast, beta reads riȝte at this
Of conseyl þat þou knowist / be contynance ne be speche.F.5.183: Alpha is responsible for speche. Beta reads variously riȝt, sight, and nyght.