fol. 10v (cont.)I
Passus iijustertiusM.3.0: The numeral is possibly written over an erasure.
NowM.3.1: Some brown ornamentation seems to have been erased from the center of this decorated capital. Compare with the capital at the beginning of passus 4. is Mede þe mayde . and namo of hem alle
For we wolM.3.17: M's original reading without wol was shared by YOC2CL. wisse þe kynge and þi wey shape .
Of hire grete goodnesse M.3.21: All other B manuscripts have the word and at this point. gaf hem .echone
To loue ...hemM.3.30: M's revised reading hem puts it into agreement with most B manuscripts. LR read ȝow; Bm reads hym. lelly . and lordes to make .
# the Frere & mede in shryft
And falsnesses had folwede þe ...?...?...all thise fifty wynterM.3.39: The end of this line was rewritten perhaps to repair the omission of all.
It is theM.3.58: This insertion is in a different ink. Other B manuscripts have the word before seuene. synne of seuene sunneste relessede
...?...?...That fyre shal falle and berne al to blo askesM.3.99-101: The extensive rewritings of M.3.99-101 are likely to have been prompted by the desire to re-spell, since there are no significant variants among B manuscripts. Most obviously, the yoghs have been altered to <y> in Yiftes or yeresyeues. The vowel of blo has also evidently been changed.
HenusM.3.110: The scribe may have intended Henns. to þi deþ-day do so namore
# vtrum Mede vult maritare cum conciencie
.Ye lorde quod þat lady lorde forbede itM.3.113: The addition of it brings M into agreement with WHmB. elles
# Consciencie contradicit matrimonium et accusat Mede
Wyues and widowes wan......townesM.3.126: Readings in B manuscripts vary between wantounnesse and wantounes; WCrGLH have the latter. she techeþ
And haþ apoyson..ed popes . &M.3.129: M's original reading without & is shared by CBL. peirede holichurche
...?...& gyuethM.3.139: M alone among B manuscripts omits the word the at this point. gailers gold . and grot.es to-gedres
As .youre secreM.3.147: All other B manuscripts read secret. seel . in sex score daies .
# quia ...?...
...?...M.3.154: Something, no longer legible, is erased in the right margin.
There she is wel with þe kynge wo wortheM.3.154: M's original reading of worthe is not shared by other B manuscripts.is þe reume
Þat faiþ may not hauen his forth here florerins ...go soM.3.158: The only variants for go so are fli in Cr1 and to in Cr23. It looks as though M may have read gon, omitting so. þikke .
Thanne mourned Mede and moeuedM.3.171: The scribe originally wrote moued, which the corrector changed to meued (or mened). Cr has meued, and although Kane and Donaldson record all other B manuscripts as mened, some of them might equally be read as meued. hire to þe kynge
# Excusacio medis
And also gripud my gold g.yue it where þe likethdM.3.183: M's original reading was shared with H, and is also the reading of many A manuscripts. The alteration brings M into agreement with the rest of the B manuscripts.
In Normandye was he nouȝt n.oyed for my sakeM.3.190: This paragraph is bracketed on the left and the right with # nota in the right margin.
And hyedest homward . for hungur of þi ......wombeM.3.195: There is an illegible erasure in the right margin. It may be the guide for the correction wombe.
He shulde haue be lorde of þat londe . in lengthe and .inM.3.204: In place of M's altered in, YOCLR have a. brede .
Þat is þe richeste rewme . þat Rain ouer-ouethM.3.209: Initial <h> has been dropped from houeth. See Introduction IV.1.2.6.
It bicometh to a kynge . þat kepeþ a rewmeM.3.210: This paragraph is bracketed in the left margin.
To aliens and to alle men .M.3.212: Among other B manuscripts, all read to at this point, except for H which reads þat. The word is also omitted by three A manuscripts. honouren hem with .gift.es
S.......eriauntzM.3.218: For rewritten seriauntz, YCr23OBLF have seruauntz, as do most A manuscripts. for hire seruice . we seth wel þe sothe
# Rex est ex parte mede
# Replicacio consciencie
Þere arn two maneresM.3.232: M's plural with <-s> is unique among B manuscripts. of medes . my lord with ȝyowre leue
Of god ....at hirM.3.249: The alteration hir puts M into agreement with Hm and Cr. Most other B manuscripts read a. grete nede whanne þei gon henn.es .
Þat taken mede forM.3.257: M's original reading for is not attested in other B manuscripts. The alteration brings M into agreement with Hm. Other B manuscripts read and. monoye . for messes þat þei singeth
That laborers and meneM.3.260: M's reading of mene is not shared by other B manuscripts, which read either lowe or lewed. folk . taketh of hire maistres
In Marchaundise itM.3.262: M's reading of it is not attested by other B manuscripts. is no mede I may it wel avowe
Biernes and best.es . brenne hem to d...etheM.3.272: In place of the revision dethe, YOC2CBLR have dede.
# the Culorum
I Co.nscience knowe þis . for kynde wit me itM.3.289: No other B manuscript omits it in this b-verse, though its placement varies. The word, however, is omitted in most A manuscripts. tauȝte
And riȝte as Agag hadde hapM.3.291: M's addition of hap here is unattested among other B manuscripts. . happe shul somme
And on cristen kynge . kepen ...?...hem echoneM.3.294: M's alteration to hem agrees with all B manuscripts except F. The alteration to echone is shared with Bm and agrees with Cr. Other B manuscripts read alle. In L, hem is added by a corrector, and its original reading was possibly the same as M's, where faint traces of alle appear to underlie the revision.
Ac loue and ...?...lownesseM.3.296: In place of the revision lownesse, CBoCot have lewednese. . and leute to-gidres
Shal no seriaunt for hireisM.3.300: The alteration puts M in agreement with WCrGH. seruisyce . were a silke howue
# quod lex laborabit
Þat Moises or Messie bie comeM.3.308: For the alteration be come, C2 has by comen. in to þis erthe
# prestes to lese ther beneffys For huntyng
And what smyth þat ony ...?...smythethM.3.330: This alteration to M occurs at a place where B manuscripts vary considerably in their readings. W reads smyþeþ, Cr has smithed; some other manuscripts have smyteth. be smite þere-with to deþe
# propheciam de vj sunnis & a ship
# Responsio mede ad replicacionem
And moche worsh...?...ip haddeM.3.342: M's altered reading hadde agrees with WOCBR; CrHmF attest the present tense, but M is apparently just respelling worshipp had. þerewith as holy writte telleth
Had ...sheM.4.348: For M's revision she, BL read Ȝe. See the note to the next line." loked þat oþ.er half and þe lef tournede .
...SheM.3.349: For She, BL read Ȝe; R has Heo. shulde haue founden fele wordes folwynge þere aft.er
Þis tixte þat ȝeM.3.353: M alone among B manuscripts lacks the word han here. tolde . were gode for lord.es
And þat is þe ta..eyl of þe texte . of þat þat ..esheM.3.358: M's altered reading she agrees with WHmCr1GH. Other B manuscripts read ye. shewede