Or þe bakke or somme — bo..on he brekuþ in .his ȝyouthe .
Or the backe or some bone , he breaketh in his youth
Or þe bak or some boon he breke in his youthe
Or þe bak or þeR.7.104:
Both beta and F read some bone. This agrees with the
reading of Cx. Ax had read his bon. bone þeiR.7.104:
Beta manuscripts have he breketh for alpha's þei
breken. The A manuscripts are divided, some attesting a singular
and others a plural, but Cx agrees with alpha, treating the phrase as a
plural. breken in here ȝouthe .
& here baak / or sum boon / þey breke in here birthe.F.5.1087: Bx probably read "Or þe bak or som boon þei breke in hire (or his?) youþe." Beta manuscripts have ambiguous he for alpha's þei, though it is clear that beta scribes took it to be singular.