Þe godis of þis grounde aren like · to þe grete wawes
Þe goodus arne —M.8.40: M's original reading arne was unattested in other B manuscripts. of þis grounde arn like to þe grete wawes
The goods of this world ar likened to þe gret waues
The goodes of þis grounde arn lik . to þe grete wawes W.8.40:nota
the goodes of þis grounde · are lyke to þe grete wawesHm.8.40: After this line, Hm uniquely omits the line Þat as wyndes and wederes walweth aboute found in all other B mss, and here given in the spelling of L. The omission is perhaps caused by eye-skip, for the scribe omitted the third line
in a five-line sequence that begins each line as follows: the, the, that, the, and that.
The goodes of þis grounde · aren like to þe grete wawes
the goodes off þis grounde are lyke to þe greyte wawes
Þe goodes of þis ground arn lijk to þe grete wawes
Þe godes of þis grounde aren like to þe grete wawes .
& þe goodis on þis grownde / be lykned þe grete wawis.