Re...ing of CrestyndomM.11.128: The erased side note must have read Renoying of Crestyndom.
For though a christen man coueted his christendome to renie
For though a cristen man coueited · his cristedom to forsake
For þouȝ a cristen man coueyted his cristendom to
receyue .R.11.126: Alpha generated this error (receyue for reneye); it makes nonsense of the statement as a whole (which runs into the next
line), though it makes limited sense within its own line. Cx shows the
same verb as beta.
For þeyhȝ a man coveytede / his cristendom to receyve. The recast sentence reflects F's efforts to make sense of his exemplar. Alpha, reading receyve for the beta manuscripts' reneye, neatly reversed the point. Beta witnesses read as follows:
For þouȝ a cristen man coueited his cristendom to reneye
Riȝtfully to reneye no reson it wolde.