Readings for line KD.P.189

Þe while he caccheþ conynges · he coueiteth nouȝt owre caroyne
Þe while he caccheþ conynges  he coueiteþ nouȝt oure caroine .
The whil he catcheth conies , he couiteth not our carion
The while he caccheþ conynges . he coueiteþ noȝt youreW.P.193: W alone reads youre. Other B manuscripts have oure. caroyne
ther while the kat kaccheth konynges  he coueyteth nought our careyne
the wile he catches conynges · he couettes nought oure caroyne
the wyle he caccheth conyngesG.1.193: For the dropping of the g of unaccented -yng in original conynges, see H. C. Wyld, A History of Modern Colloquial English, 3rd ed. (Oxford, Basil Blackwell, 1953), 289-90, E. J. Dobson, English Pronunciation 1500-1700, 2 vols (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1957), 950-1, Richard Jordan, Handbook of Middle English Grammar: Phonology, translated and revised by Eugene Joseph Crook (The Hauge: Mouton, 1974), § 175. Jordan suggests that the change occurred in the fourteenth century in the North and North Midlands, but in the fifteenth century in the South. he couvytyth not our cayrencar[y]en
Þe whyle he cacchiþ conynges  he coueitiþ not oure careyne
Þe while he caccheth conynges  he coueyteth nauȝt oure carayne
/ [¶] For whilis he cacchiþ conyes / he coueyteþ not oure bowkys.F.1.185: bowkys, "bodies, carcasses."