And bade Bete the bocher be on hys syde
And bad bette þe bocher ben on his syde
And badde bette þe bochere toR.5.337:
The verbal particle to is an alpha variant completely absent from the beta
manuscripts. It does, however, appear in a few A manuscripts (RaUDJ) and
in approximately half of the C manuscripts. It may, in fact, be the
family reading of the P group. ben on his side .
& bad Bette þe bocher / toF.5.334: Beta manuscripts lack to. been on his syȝde.