That they shoulde bugge boldly that hem best liked
That þei sholde buggen boldely . þat hem best liked
that they schulde b.ugge boldly · that hem beste lykede
Þat þey shulde bugge · boldely þat hem beste liked
that þei sholde byggeG.8.24: The word bygge has been re-outlined in darker ink, apparently by the original scribe at the time of writing. boldlye that them best lykyd
Þat þei schulden bigge boldli þat hem likede bestO.7.24: OC2 alone transpose best likede.
Þat þei schulde bugge boldely þat hem best likethR.7.24:
In place of alpha's present-tense form, beta has a preterite, liked; all
but one C witness agrees with beta, but the A
manuscripts are split: a majority agree with beta's preterite, but a significant minority
attest alpha's form. Kane chooses the minority reading for his edition of A, but Kane-Donaldson endorse the beta reading in their edition of B. .