Þat wolde kille hem yf he cacche hem myȝte · for coueitise of here skynnes
Þat wolde kylle hem ȝif he cacche hem miȝte for coueitise of hire skynn..es
That kilth hem if he can hem catch , for couet of her skins
That wolde kille hem if he cacche hem myȝte . for coueitise of hir skynnes W.5.260:nota
that woold culle hem · ȝif he hem cacche mygtheHm.5.261-262: Hm uniquely divides the line after mygthe, thus creating a new line, adding as his praye asketh as the b-verse. For the newly created a-verse of 262, the scribe has replaced the Bx archetype's skynnes with the alliterating cotes. The one line in Kane and Donaldson reads as follows: That wolde kille hem if he cache hem myȝte for coueitise of hir skynnes.
Þat wolde kylle hem if he miȝte · for to haue hir schynnes
that wold kyll theym yff he myght for couvetyse off þer skynnes
Þat wolde kille hem if he myȝte for coueytisescoueytise of her skynnes
Þat wolde kulle hem
and, "if." Beta reads yf. he cacche
hem miȝte for coueytise of here skynnes .R.5.262: At the bottom
center margin of 17v, there is a drypoint figure almost identical to the one noted at R5.256
for the left margin. Now, however, the <K> figure faces downwards, and the top is
trapezoidal rather than a simple rectangular pillar.