And þanne he charged chapmen · to chasten her childeren
And þanne he charged chap....men to chastisen hire children
And than he charged chapmen to chasten her chyldren
¶ And þanne he chargede Chapmen . to chastizen hir children
¶ And thanne he charge.hd chapmen · to chastyse here children
And þanne he charged chapmen · to chasten hir children
& then he charged chapmen to chasten theyre chyldre
And þanne he chargede chapmen to chastisen her children
¶ And þanne he charged chapmen to chasteR.5.34: The uncovered final
<e> makes R's reading unmetrical. R's verb form is unique among the B witnesses; some beta manuscripts have chastize(n). However, R's
form is attested in some copies of both A and C.
Likewise, some of the A witnesses agree with beta. The Cx form appears to have been chasten, quite possibly the reading of
Bx, since it is also the reading of LCrCG. hire childerne .
¶ & namely he chargede Chapmen / to chastyse here childryn.