And what he hyghte , & whether he wold , & wighlywigh[t]ly he tolde
And what he hiȝte and whider he walde · and wightliche he tolde
What he hiȝte and whider he wolde and whithlicheR.16.286: R's form here, whithliche, is unique in the B tradition but is
identical with the spelling found in Cx. Though the form is not
semantically distinctive, its occurrence in R is phonologically of interest and is likely a
relict. he tolde .