To ouer-se hem him-selfe , and who-so best wroughte
To ouersen hem hymself · and who-so best wroughte
R's And ȝeed to is unique; otherwise R reads the line as beta does
(which begins the line simply with To . F completely rephrases the line,
but the fact that F's rewritten line begins & wente indicates that R's
unique opening probably derives from alpha. Both the A and C versions begin this line by omitting R's opening (the former reading the
phrase exactly as beta does). to ouer-sen hem
hym-self and ho-so best wrouȝte .