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than drede went wyȝtly  and warned falsHm2.2.1: A modern hand has written "A fragment of Piers Ploughman. See the 9th leaf." For fuller discussion see the Introduction I.11.
and badde hym fle for fere  and his felawes alle
whan fals for fere fleyȝe  to the freres
and gyle dothe hym to goo  a-gast for to deyȝe
ac marchauntz metten wyth hym  and maden hym abyde
and by-schutte hym in her schoppys  to schewen her ware
apparaylden hym as a prentys  the peple to serue
fuƚƚ lyȝtly lyere tho  lepe a-wey thanne
lurkyng thurowh lanes  lugged of many
he was nowhare welcome  for his many tales
oueral y-hunted  and y-hote trusse
tyl pardeners hadde pyte  and pulleden hym to house
thei wuschen hym and wypeden hym  and wonden hym in cloutys
and senten hym wyth sealys  on sundayes to cherches
and ȝaf pardoun for pans  pound-mele aboute
thanne loureden leches  and lettres thei sente
thanneHm2.2.17: The scribe copied thanne from the preceding line. It is possible that he recognized his mistake and attempted a correction by converting the first minim of <n> to <t>, though that seems unlikely. Kane and Donaldson read "thatine (?)." he schulde wonye wytħ hem  watres to loke
spycers spoken wyth hym  to aspyȝenHm2.2.18: Hm2HmC2 alone have the unmetrical form. Most other witnesses have the apheretic form spien. her ware
for he coude on her crafte  and knewe many gommes
ac menstrals and messagers  metten wyth hym ones
and helden hym an half ȝere  and enleuene dayes
freres wyth fayr speche  fecchid hym thennys
Hm2.2.23: With this erasure the stint of copying by hand4 begins and continues to the end of the fragment....?...?...and for knowynge of comers  copeden hym as a frere
Ac he hath leue to lepen out  as ofte as hym lyketh
And ys welcome whan he wole  and woneth with hem ofte
alle fƚedden for fere  and flowen in to hernes
Saue mede the maiden  nomo durstenHm2.2.27: The dissyllabic form is unmetrical. abide
Ac trewely to telle  sche trembled for drede
And wepte and wronge  whan sche was a-tached