Þei ..hatten stele nouȝte . ne slee nouȝte strike forbyM.5.599: M's reading of forby is not shared by other B manuscripts, which read forþ by. boþe .
Thei hight Stele not , ne Sle not strike forth bi both
They hatte stele nouȝt ne slee nouȝt · strik forþ bifore
they hett / steyle not / & sley not / G.6.597: The G scribe often appears to use brackets or virgules as highlighting marks. This is especially the case with names
(as here: / steyle not / etc). See also the similar highlighting of thought in the Table of Contents (at the top of f.102v). stryke forthe by bothe
Þei hatte stele nauȝt ne slee nauȝt strike
forthe by bothe .