That Gregories godchyldren had it dispended
Þat Gregories god-children · haue yuel despended
þat gregoryes goodG.11.334: Though the use of double and single vowels in G is not altogether consistent, the distinction between "god" with
a single <o> and "good" with <oo> is normally maintained. See Introduction III.2. Hm F R share G's reading good, but remaining manuscripts read god. chyldren haue euvell dyspendyde
O.10.333: A cross about three characters in height, probably by hand 2, appears in the left margin. It may have been intended
to point to the faulty alliteration of l. 333.Þat gregories god-children han yuele dispendid
Þat gregories godeR.10.349: Most B manuscripts read godchildren
instead of the erroneous good(e) children of FHmG. R's gode
childerne almost certainly intends the former, not the latter (cf. MED,
god, [n. 1]). childerne han euel despended .
Þat Gregories goodegodF.7.345: R's gode suggests that the substitution of go(o)de for god occurred in alpha, though it appears, probably coincidentally, in G and Hm as well. Note that alliteration fails in the
b-verse in all B manuscripts. children / have evele dispendid.