Excerpt from Piers the Plowman and Its Sequence: Contributed to the Cambridge History of English Literature
Now this was absolutely impossible if the author of A had been the B or C reviser of his own work. Had he been so, he would of course have said what any of us would say in a like case now: Why, the careless dog has copied my 24 Avarice lines, completing my treatment of the Sin, as part of my Sloth, with which they've nothing whatever to do, and has lifted my 4 lines, added to my Will, into a place where only a fool could put em; and of course I'll shift both sets of lines in my revisions, back to their right place. But this is just what the B-writer didn't do, tho C did correct the Avarice blunder, in clumsy fashion.
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