And I swere nowe sothelick that sinne wolde I let
¶ And I swere now so thehi · þat synne wole I lete
I swere now so þeechF.5.228: The <ch> spelling is an odd one for alpha to have introduced for Sire Hervey Coveitise of Norfolk. Langland had
indulged himself in the same dialect joke that Chaucer had used in The Reeve's Tale. Bx must have read so þe ik. / þat synne wil y leete.