Than Simony and Ciuyl stond forth both togyther
Thanne simonye an ciuile . stonden forth bothe
¶ Þanne symony and cyuile stondethR.2.32: Although
R's meaning here is identical to that found in beta (presumably reading stonden), R's verb form is unique at this point in the B
tradition; F agrees with YM in reading a preterite, stoden castel.
Nevertheless, R's form is probably also the reading of Ax and is
certainly the form attested in the X family of C. Among the P
manuscripts, the preferred reading is that of FcYcMc (which can also be found among some A witnesses). forth bothe .
¶ Þanne Symony & Cyvile / stoden forþ bothe.F.3.73: F omits the following line from Bx: "And vnfoldeþ þe feffement that Fals hath ymaked."