Whoso lenethM.11.172: As in M11.171, the vowel has been altered, so that the reading should perhaps be loueth. Hm also alters <o> to <e>. Most B manuscripts have leneþ. nouȝt he loueth nouȝt god wot þe sothe
Who-so leueth not , he loueth not , god wot the sothe ,
Who-so leneth nouȝt he loues nouȝt · god woot the sothe
ForR.11.182: Beta omits For.
ho-so leuethR.11.182: Kane-Donaldson
transcribe R here as agreeing with beta in reading leneth. Contextually,
leneth must be what Bx read, but there is no reason
in this instance to construe R's <u> as <n> (even though the character forms
sometimes overlap in R), especially since the testimony of F (be-leveþ)
indicates that the error derived from alpha.
nauȝt he loueth nauȝte oure lordeR.11.182: Both beta and F read non-alliterating god in place of R's
wote þe sothe .
ForF.8.179: Alpha is responsible for For, which is absent from beta. who þat be-leveþ[len]eþ nouht / he loviþ not / god whot þe soþe.