Mighte and a mene to knowe his M.16.200-201: In this line and the next, the scribe has written around a 3cm hole, at one time sewn. No text was lost. owne miȝte
Might and a meane to know his might
Miȝt and mene · to knowe his owne miȝte
Miȝt and a mene toR.16.200: After to, R omits the verb knowe. This
line was already metrically defective in Bx, which appears to have read
as beta does: Myȝte and a mene to knowe his owne myȝte. Assuming
this shape for Bx, R's only additional deficit is the aforementioned
loss, which probably occurred in alpha. Cf. F's version of the line: Myght
& eek a meyne to his myght owiþ. The C version of this line
also seems metrically defective: Miȝte and a mene to se his owne
myhte. his owene miȝte .
Myght & eek a meyneF.13.23: The scribe first wrote meene and overwrote the second <e> with <y>. / to his myght owiþ.F.13.23: Bx reads "to knowe his owene myȝte," spoiling the alliterative pattern. F's attempt to repair the damage changes the sense.