Knowe hem þere if þow canst · and kepe þiL.2.48: LCR alone have þi. Most other B manuscripts have þow þi or wel þi. tonge
Knowe hem þere ȝif þou kanst . and kepe ...þou þiM.2.48: M's altered reading þou þi agrees with WHmCrGMH. YOC2F read wel þi; CLR read thy. tonge
Knowe hym there if thou canst , & kepe thou thy toung
Knowe hem þere if þow kanst . and kepe þow þi tonge
knowenknow[e]Hm.2.48: The error is probably caused by attraction to longen in the preceding line. hem there if thu kanst and kepe thu thi tonge
Know hem þer if thou kanste · an kep thy tonge
know theym ther yff þou kannest & kepe thow thy tonhge
Knowe hem þere if þou canst & kepe wel þi tungeO.2.48: YOC2F alone have wel þi tonge; variants include þow þi tonge (WHmCrGMH) and thy tonge (CLR).
Knowe hem þere if þow canst and kepen þi tonge .R.2.7: F and some
beta copies read keep wel þyn tunge. Other beta
witnesses show kepe þow þi tonge. Manuscripts CL
agree with R's phrasing. None of the B witnesses agrees with Ax or Cx, which both attest kepe the
fro(m) hem alle.
Knowe hem þere / if þou canst / & keep wel þyn tunge.