And flatte it vponM.5.456: M's reading of vpon is not shared by other B manuscripts, which read on. his face and faste vponM.5.456: M's reading of vpon is not shared by other B manuscripts, which read on. hym criede
And flat it on hys face , and fast on hym cried ,
And flatte it on his face · and faste on hym cried
and fell flattG.6.453: According to the OED, the use of the word "flat" (from OF flatir/flater) to mean "to cast suddenly" or "to dash" had died out by the end of the fourteenth century (see OED flat, v.1), hence G fell flatt for most manuscripts flatte it. on hys face & fast on hym cryed
And flatte it on his face and onR.5.457:
R uniquely omits the third stave; the other B manuscripts read and faste on. hym cried .