Þat witte shal torne to wrecchednesse · for wille to haue his lykyng
That wittet shal turne to wrecchednesse for wil to haue his lykynge
That wit shal turne to wretchednes , for wyll to haue his liking
That wit shal torne to wrecchednesse . for wil to haue his likyng W.11.45:nota
þat wytt schal turne to wreccydnesse for wyl to haue his lykynge
That wit shal torne to wrecchednesse · for wille to haue his likyng
that wytt shall torne to wrecchednes for wyll to haue hys lykynge
Þat witt schal turne to wrecchednesse for wille to haue his likyng
Þat wit schal turne to wrecchednesse for wille to haue his
likynge .R.11.45: The <y> of likynge appears to have been
subpuncted by two red dots but no correction has been made. In reality, the "subpuncting" is
probably accidental offset from the red boxing on the facing page at 11.80.R.11.45: Hereafter
alpha omits four lines present in the beta manuscripts (KD11.46-49):
Coueityse of eyghes conforted me anon after
And folwed me fourty wynter
and a fyfte more
Þat of dowel ne dobet no deyntee me ne þouȝte
I had no
lykynge leue me if þe leste of hem auȝte to knowe.
F then omits the next two
lines of Bx as well. The obvious cause of alpha's four-line omission was
eyeskip, since KD11.46 begins with the same phrase as KD11.50: Coueytyse of
Þat wit shal turne þis wrecche / for wil / to haue lykynge.F.8.43: Alpha by eye-skip omits the following four lines attested by beta manuscripts:
Coueitise of eiȝes conforted me anoon after
And folwed me fourty wynter and a fifte moore
That of dowel ne dobet no deyntee me þouȝte
I hadde no likyng leue me if þee list of hem ouȝt to knowe.
F alone then omits the following lines:
Coueitise of eiȝes com ofter in mynde
Than dowel or dobet among my dedes alle.
Note that C conforms to F's omissions here.