For though reson rebuked him than , it wer but pure sin
For though reson rebuked hym thanne · it were but pure synne
OrR.11.449: R's Or is unique; F omits it, while beta omits the entire
phrase that begins this a-verse. However, Cx concurs with R on the
presence of this conjunction. for to bete hym þanne it were but pure synne .