To Mede the mayde he mellud thes wordes
to mede the mayden · he menedeHm.3.36: The word could be either menede or meuede. these woordes
To mede the maide · he melled this wordes
To Mede þe mayde he medeledeO.3.36: OC2 alone have he medelede; variants include he melled (CCrBLMRH), & meelyd (F), he medled (Y), he mened (WHmHm2), and he mouthed (G). þeise wordis
To mede þis mayde he mellud þisR.3.36: R's phrase þis mayde is unique. F's has
þat Mayde while beta reads þe mayde. Both Ax and Cx agree with beta. wordes .
To Meede þatF.4.37: Beta witnesses read þe, exactly what Langland's usual formula would suggest. However, R has þis, and alpha may simply have had a thorn without the suspended <s>, <t>, or <e>. Mayde / & meelyde þese wordis.