¶ Thanne wex þat shrewe in wanhope · and walde haue hanged himself
Þanne wex þat shrewe in wanhope . and wolde haue hangede himself
Than wax þat shrew in wanhop & wold hang him-selfe
¶ Thanne weex þat sherewe in wanhope . & wolde han hanged hym-selfeW.5.288: The manuscript is cropped after hym. Other B manuscripts have hym-self.
¶ Thanne wax þat schrewe yn wanhope · & wolde haue hangyd hym-sylue
Thanne wex þat schrewe in wanhope · and wolde han hanged him-self
Þanne wexe þat schrewe in wanhope & wolde haue hangyd hymself
¶¶ Þanne wex þe schrewe in wanhope and walde haue hanged hym-selue .
¶ Þanne wex þeF.5.290: Alpha has þe against beta's þat. shrewe in wanhope / & wolde an hongidF.5.290: In view of the scribe's frequent omission of initial <h>, the an here probably represents Bx's han. Alternatively, this is a possible scribal haplography for a anhongid. hym-selue.