Of a freres frokke · were forsleuesL.5.83: A word-long erased space occurs after were. It has been thoroughly scraped. Examination under ultra-violet light suggests that the scribe wrote forsleues, and only found the repetition in correcting the page. þe forsleues
Of a Fryers frocke were the foresleaues
Of a freres frokke · were the forsleues
Of a frereR.5.83:
R's uninflected form, frere, is unique in the B
version. The other copies have freres. However, five A-version manuscripts (DJLaEN) agree with R's unmarked genitive. frokke
In place of alpha's his, beta reads þe. Ax is unclear on this point, a majority agreeing with beta, but a large minority
(HaLaEAKWa) agreeing with alpha. fore-sleues .
& of a Frerys frokke / weryn hiseF.5.82: Alpha is responsible for hise, though the reading is shared by H. Other beta manuscripts have þe. fory-slevis.