fol. 6r (cont.)I
IF.3.1: The seven-line ornamental capital is red and green with flourishes in red to the top of the page. ovrbet ȝyt on my knees / & gradd C hir e of g ece. ra
Þt bar þ at blisful barn / þ at bowhte vs on roode. aF.3.3: A pointing hand appears in the right margin, added by a later hand.
crowned she was w &t i a crowne / þe kyng haþ no bettr h. eF.3.10: F omits the following line from : "Fetisliche hire fyngres were fretted with gold wyr." Bx
¶ut Besse Sothn wolde no so / for she bor no[t] bastard. eF.3.23: reads "for she is a Bastard." F's revision creates a T-type b-verse. Bx
Favel þoruh his false speche / þis folk ys enchauntyd.F.3.42: reads ". . . haþ þis folk enchaunted." Cf. 16.376b for the same formula. Bx
manye oþ & myst ir me er / mo þan ben i n myȝnde. nF.3.62: This line appears only in F.
&F.3.69: Alpha is responsible for . Beta manuscripts have &. Thei assentid for syluer / to seyn / as boþe wolde. e
¶a Þne nSymony & Cyvile / stoden forþ bothe.F.3.73: F omits the following line from : "And vnfoldeþ þe feffement that Fals hath ymaked." Bx
þus by &-gune þo goomes / to gredyn ful hyȝe. nF.3.74: "us" is written with red flourishes in the top right margin to mark the passus number. III
o Takbyte & boste wel / & to BF.3.82: An otiose curl appears over the <t>. beryn fals witnesse.
to be bold & vn &-buxumF.3.84: Alpha is responsible for the word order "bold & vn-buxu." Beta witnesses read "vnbuxome and bolde." m / to breke þe ten hestys.
Wt i þe hhastelet of Ieestys / & þe Cangelynge of synne. IF.3.86: F's b-verse is unique. Beta manuscripts have "and chaterynge out of reson." R has "and chaterynge out of tyme."
er Þ as will e wolde werke / ne were woo & drede. eF.3.93: F's reading is unique. reads "There as wil wolde and werkmanshipe fayleþ." Bx
in fastynge &F.3.97: A kind of reversed virgule appearing here is probably a slip of the pen. dayes to frete / er ful tyme weere.
softe sytty & & sowpe / tyl sleep nF.3.98: An otiose mark appears above the final <p>. gy hy n a m-sayle.
broode hy & as a mF.3.99: The is owed to alpha. a borghȝ swyn / & bedde hy on a bolstr m. e
¶n witnesse of þis IF.3.109: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads þis. which þyng / wrong was þe firste.
eygnold þe Reve / of Rokelond ReF.3.112: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads Rokelonde. Rutland sokene.&
as &F.3.132: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads as. was a bastard y-bor / of eelzabubis kynne. B
myghte kyssen þe kyng / for kosyn & he &F.3.134: Alpha preserves the form for the third person singular feminine pronoun here. he wolde.
yt be war of þe ȜF.3.139: The reading is owed to alpha, though it is shared by GH. Beta omits it. þe weddygge / for wytty is ntrewthe.
e wil be H-slote erF.3.142: s.v. MED, cites only one other instance of this verb, which appears as a variant in Chaucer, bislotered (CmbGg) A.76. CT Prol. ȝour sowlys / ful soure at þe laste. e
F.3.143: A cropped red <x> appears in the left margin, a corrector's mark noting the error. ¶erto asentyd He Cyvyl / but le Cyvy ne wolde. [Symonye]
F.3.145: A cropped red <x> appears in the left margin, possibly noting the failed alliteration in the preceding line. / [¶]a Þne fette nl Fave forþ / floreynys y-nowe.
Þt he aF.3.149: The reading is owed to alpha, though shared by L. Beta reads he. þei may Meede a-aystrye / & makyn at my M wille. n
kestyn a &-wey care / & conforte sir false. eF.3.152: The line is unique to F. reads "And comen to conforten from care þe false." Bx
or we have Feede M a-ayst Med / þorgh riF.3.155: The reading is owed to alpha, though shared by H. Beta reads þorgh. wiþ our m eye speche. er
uggen it Iustelyche / in Ioye for euere. IF.3.158: The following partially legible words were written in a secretary hand in the top margin: "he . . . / must no[t] in Redyng be to lyght." The top of the notation has been trimmed away.
o wenden w Tt i hym to westme hstr n / to witnesse þe eF.3.162: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads þe. þis dede.
Fals eyþirF.3.195: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta has synonymous eyþir. or Favel / or feerys of hise felachepe.
F.3.201: The scribe in his rubricating mode wrote what appears to be an <l> surrounded with marks rather like modern commas in the top margin immediately above the ampersand. goo &F.3.201: The reading may be unique in F. The margin of R is badly cropped and the beginning of the line lost, but goo appears. Beta reads oo. To tace þo tyrawntys / for ony thyng y hote. h
¶ele Fpyceris spoke to sF.3.227: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads to. with hy / to a m-spyȝe her ware. e
or he cowhde on FF.3.228: The reading is owed to alpha, though appearing also in Hm and Hm on. Beta reads 2. of her craft / & knew fele gu emes. m
heelde hy & half a mF.3.230: The reading is owed to alpha, though shared by CrH. Beta reads half a. an half ȝeer / & elevene dayes.
ys wolkome . whan he will & / w et ih-owty ony dau nnger. nF.3.234: The b-verse is unique to F. reads "and woneþ with hem ofte." Bx
ut trewþe to telle / she trembled B for feere. eF.3.237: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads feere. drede
also &F.3.238: The reading is owed to alpha. Beta reads also. ek wepte & weylede / for she was a-tachid.
Et Passus Tercius. ixplic