He liȝte adoun of liȝard . and heeldM.17.66: M's original reading without a word here was shared by CB. M's addition, which Kane and Donaldson erroneously record
as held, is not attested in other B manuscripts, most of which read ladde. hym in his honde .
He lyght downe of liarde , and ladde him in his hand
He lighte adoun of liard · and hym in his hande
He liȝtte a-doun
of liard and ladde hym in his handesR.17.55:
Beta has hande. Cx's reading, like alpha's, is
He lyghte doun of Lyard / & ladde hym in his handis.F.13.162: Alpha is responsible for plural handis. Beta manuscripts have the singular, and the same variations appear in C.