ThusL.8.1: The ornamental capital is eight lines high and done in blue ink with red flourishes. A small guide letter <t> is just
visible in the ornamentation to the left of the capital. yrobed in russet · I rowmed abouteL.8.1: A corrector's <+> appears in the right margin, but no error is apparent.
Thus I-robede in Russet . ....I romede aboute
THus throbed in russet , I runned about
Thus yrobed in russet · I romed aboute
Thuvs I robbedG.9.1: The majority B reading is yrobed. Whether G Bm I robbed is actually a substantive variant is unclear. Although the G scribe was clearly aware of the practice of using a double
consonant to indicate a preceding short vowel, his practice in this respect was by no means consistent (see Introduction III.2). On the other hand, G's general problems with the y- past participle prefix (see Introduction III.1.4) suggest that he may well have misread this as a pronoun. In ruvssett I romed abowte
ANdF.6.1: The ornamental capital is red with green flourishes which extend over half way up the page in the left margin. wanne y awakid was / y wondred were y were. These lines appear only in F.
& y RobertF.6.3: The last four characters are virtually illegible because of bleed through and the translucency of the manuscript.F.6.3: The reading "y Robert" is unique to F. Bx reads yrobed. in russet / gan rome a-bowhte.F.6.3: F omits the following line: "Al a somer seson for to seke dowel."