And dyd me suren hym sykerly , to serue hym for euer
And dide me swere sikerly · to serue hym for euere
And deden me suren hemR.5.560:
R's hem is an alpha reading, shared exclusively with F, and the plural
reference is presumably to the two figures mentioned in the previous line. By contrast, beta
deploys a third-person singular accusative, presumably understanding treuthe as the referent. The P family of C witnesses supports the
beta reading, but the X subarchetype appears to have omitted the pronoun altogether.
sikerly to serue hym for euere .