Certes I me dred quod the deuil , lest truth wil them fetch
Certes I drede me quod þe deuel · lest treuthe wyl hem fecche
Oute of oure poustee · and leden hem hennes
G.19.301: This line is only present in Cr23 and β4 manuscripts. owte off our pouvste / & leyden þem hensceG.19.301: The ink colour suggests that the alteration from hens to hence was probably made by the original scribe. Forms of "hence" in -s were probably present in his examplar and occur occasionally in the early part of the text (thus hennes at G.4.110 and henns altered to hence by hand1.1 at G.7.285) but by this stage the spelling is regularly hence. According to the OED, forms in -s died out in the sixteenth century.
Out of oure pouste & leden hem hennysO.18.302: Kane and Donaldson (224) exclude this line, which occurs only in Cr23GYOC2CBHt, on the grounds that it is scribal.