Otherwise than þe wretchen fist , or workmanship of fingers
Hm.17.178-196: Hand 3 has erased sixteen lines, replacing them with eighteen, making 42 lines on this page. oþer-wyse þan the wrythen fust · or werkmanschipe of fyngres .
Other-wise thanne he writhes þe fyst · or werkmanship of fyngres
Other-wise þan þe writenR.17.157: Y
originally shared R's erroneous writen but was corrected. Several C copies also share R's reading. F's wrytynge is
probably an attempt to make sense of the alpha error reflected in R. Cf. beta's wrythen, which must have been the reading of Bx. Cx agrees with beta's reading. fuste or werkman-schepe of fyngres .
Oþir-wise þat wrytyngeþa[n þe] wry[þyn] fust / or werkmanchippe of þe fyngris.