And if thou find any Freke þat fortune hath apaired
And if þow fynde any freek · þat fortune has appaired
Both F and beta have And, which is also the reading of seven A and of seven C copies; R's Ac is
probably archetypal in the C version but may not be original in A. if þow fynde any freke þat falshedR.6.220:
R's falshed is unique; cf. F's False and beta's fortune. The Ax reading is fortune,
but the Cx variant, in a slightly revised line, is fals
men. hath apayred .
& if þou fyȝnde ony freek / þat FalseF.5.870: R reads falshed, suggesting that F's reading is owed to alpha. Beta witnesses read Fortune, as did A. C, however, has fals men. haþ a-sayȝed.F.5.870: F's reading is unique. Bx reads apeired.