What this metteles bymeneth , ye men that be mery
¶ What this metels bymeneth · þeye men þat beþ merie
¶ What þeiseO.P.209: YOC2 alone have the plural form. metels bemenettO.P.209:It would seem that O alone has bemenett, which Kane and Donaldson do not record. C2 has bemenet. ȝe men þat ben myrie
What þis meteles by-mene þeR.P.82:
Unfortunately, R's hand often fails to distinguish þ from y. As was the judgment of Kane-Donaldson, our guess here, judging by proximate
renderings of both characters, is that R intended þe; if that was, in
fact, the scribe's intention, the resulting reading is unique error; the other B copies read ȝe. men þat ben myrie .
/ [¶] What þis Metelys meneþ / ȝee men / þat been here-Inne.