And whereL.14.263: LR alone read where, "whether"; all other B witnesses have wheiþer. Cf. L12.293 above. he be or be nouȝte · he bereth þe signe of pouerte
And whether he be or be not , he bereth þe sygne of ponertypo[u]erty
And wheither he be or nouȝt · he beres the signe of pouerte
And whereR.14.271: R's where, a contracted form of beta's
whether, is shared, among the B manuscripts, only
with L. However, most of the X family in the C tradition supports the RL
reading. The P family tends to support the common beta reading. he be or be nauȝt
he bereth þe sygne of pouerte .