His guttis gunne to godlyL.5.351: LMR alone read godly. The corrector's marginal <+> suggests that he thought this required correction, perhaps to god[e]l[e] as in L13.95: And þanne shullen his guttis godele. See MED s.v. gothelen v. · as two gredy sowes
His guttes began to gothlen as two gredy sowes
Hise guttes bigonne to gothely · as two gredy sowes
Hise guttis bigune to gurlegotheliO.5.353: O alone has the form gurle; variants include gothely (YC), godly (LMR), gowle (GF), grouly (B),gotheli to grulle (C2), and goþelen (WHmCr). as two gredy sowes
His guttes gonne to godlyR.5.353: R's godly is shared
exclusively with LM. As odd as it first seems, this was almost certainly the form of the verb
in Bx. F has gowle while most beta manuscripts read
goþelen. The same phrase occurs in the C version,
where it reads His gottes gan to gothly. Significantly, a sizeable number
of C witnesses agree exactly with manuscripts LMR of B on the spelling of the verb form, and MED, s. v.
gothelen, acknowledges both -dly and -þly forms as viable for gothelen, but citations are solely to
Piers Plowman. The same limited acknowledgment of these forms is found in
OED2, s. v.
gothele, and godele(n), -y. as to gnedyg[r]edy sowes .