I prayed pyers to pull downe an appull and he wold
¶ I preide Piers þoW.16.76: W alone reads þo; all other B manuscripts omit it. to pulle adoun . an Appul and he wolde
¶ In priedeR.16.75:
Here the R scribe made a colossal mistake, misconstruing his exemplar's I
prayed, the Bx reading, as In pride. His
corrector notices the mistake and alters the noun with a supralinear <e>, but he
overlooks the need to correct the initial preposition, so that the "corrected" reading is
still nonsense. peres to pulle a-doune an
appel & he wolde .
¶ I prayede Peers / to pullyn doun / an appil if he wolde.F.12.77: Roman numeral xj is written (erroneously) in a lighter brown ink in the right margin.