For he bad me ....seyneM.7.64: For seyn most B manuscripts read
make, though OC2 have take and Cr has tel. ȝyow þis and þis prouerbe me toolde
For he bade me tel you this , & this prouerbe me told
For he bad me make yow þis · and þis prouerbe me tolde
For he bade me takemakeO.7.64: OC2 alone have take. ȝow þis & þis prouerbe me toldeO.7.64: Kane and Donaldson (193) conjecturally exclude this line on grounds of "prosiness and verbosity" as well as its failure
& yf þat y lyȝe now / seynt Matthew is to blame.F.5.1047: F omits the following unmetrical and probably spurious line from Bx: "For he bad me make yow þis and þis prouerbe me tolde."