nota the name of thauctor
I haue lyued in londe quod I · my name is longe willeL.15.162: The words nota the name of thauctor appear in the right margin.
I haue lyued in longe quod he , my name is long wyll ,
I haue lyued in londe quod heW.15.158: WHmCr1 have he; all other manuscripts read I. . my name is longe wille
I haue in lond quod I · my name is lange wille
willeO.15.156: The rubric is divided after Longe, so that it appears as two lines.
IO.15.156: The initial capital is decorated with a flourish. haue lyued in londe quod I my name is longe wille
WylleR.15.175: This decorative, rubricated
marginal, very unusual in the typical pattern of Piers Plowman glosses, may
offer evidence for how early in the transmission chain MS R stands: MSS L and M both have
sixteenth-century glosses taking note of Longe Wylle (M repeating the
actual textual phrase, as in R); but among beta copies, only MS O (which Ralph Hanna dates to
the first quarter of the fifteenth century) shows this gloss in a hand contemporary to its
main scribal hand. Another alpha/beta shared gloss, involving MSS R and L, occurs somewhat
later in this passus with the unexpected and atypical Isa. 3 note at
R15.582, attested solely by MSS L, R and F.