Mildlie Mede than , mercide them all
¶ Mildeliche Mede thanne · Mercied hem alle
Mildelich þanne MedeO.3.20: OC2 alone transpose Mede þanne. mercyede hem alle
¶ Mildliche medeR.3.20:
Here R uniquely omits þanne (F attests this adverb's presence at the head
of the a-verse rather than the tail, as in beta). Both Ax and the X
family of C agree with beta's reading. The P family of C positions the adverb as in beta, but reads it as þo.
merciede hem alle .