Suggests the capitalization of wil in C.4.21, 22, 23 as the name of Reason’s horse, which would correct the evident absurdity of the corresponding passage in B.4.20-23, in which a docile horse, Soffre-tyl-y-semy-tyme, is nevertheless prevented by witful gerþes from making wehee (i.e., expressing unrestrained sexuality). This need not mean that a second and superfluous horse is introduced in the C revision, for “Soffre-tyl-y-se-my-tyme” may be the name of the saddle placed on the unruly horse, Will.
YLS 4 (1990): 139-44.
Burrow, J. A.