Catoun kenneth men þus · and þe clerke of þeL.7.77: LMRF alone have þe before stories; all other B manuscripts omit it. stories
Catoun kenneþ men þisM.7.77: M's reading of þis is not shared by other B manuscripts, most of which read þus. and þe Clerke of þe stories .
Caton kenneth me thus , & the clerke of Stories
Catoun kennes men thus · and þe clerc of stories ·
caton kennythe me thus & the clerecler[k]e off storyes
alone marks this line with a paraph. Caton kenneth men þus and þe clerke of
Most beta copies omit alpha's þe, but it is likely to be original since LM
attest it. stories .
Catoun kenneþ men so / & þe MaysterF.5.1060: F is responsible for erroneous Mayster in place of clerc. Equally erroneous þe before Stories is from alpha, though the reading is shared by LM and may well be archetypal. of þe Stories .