I see floures in the frythe , and her fayre colours ,
I seigh floures in the frith · and hir faire coloures
I segh flouwersG.12.370: It is probably too early for the change of flouers to flowers to indicate a spelling distinction between the homophones "flour" and "flower," since this only appears to have taken place
in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; see Manfred Görlach, Introduction to Early Modern English (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991), 56. The alteration is in black ink rather than the brown normally used by
hand1.1, and appears to have been made at the time of writing rather than as part of the scribe's later programme of spelling
corrections. In þe frytthe & þer fayre colouvrs
¶ I seiȝ floures ofR.11.380: R's of is unique; Bx reads in. þe frith and here faire coloures .
¶ I seyȝ flowres in þe frythȝ / with ful fayre colourys.F.9.42: The <c> is written more like <t> with an ascender.