For better is a lyttel losse then a longe sorowe
For bettre is a litel los . þan a long sorweW.P.195: The phrase a feyrse, perhaps meaning "a verse, proverb," is written in the right margin in a later hand as again at W1.38 and W1.86. It presumably
draws attention to the proverbial nature of the line.
For better is a litil losse · than a longe sorwe