Hadde I a clerk þat couthe write . I wolde caste hym a bulleM.13.248:M's bulle is not shared by other B manuscripts, which read bille.
Had ich a clarke þat could wryte , I wold cast him a byll
Had ech a clerk that couthe write · I walde caste hym a bille
Hadde icheichO.13.249: Although the MED lists iche as a variant of ich, it is not this scribe's usual form, nor is it attested by other manuscripts; it is thus probably an error. a clerk þat couþe write I wolde caste hym a bille