And as waxe and weeke and hote fyre togyther
And as wax and weke · and hote fir togiders
and as waxe & weyke & wooteG.18.208: G's spelling of "hot" here (i.e. woote) results from the extension (from the fifteenth century onwards) of wh- spellings to words with initial h- followed by an o sound, a spelling retained in words such as whole. See note to G.14.426, and OED under wh. For the use of <w> for wh, see Dobson, English Pronunciation, section 414 (Dobson sees it as a dialect development), and note also G's use of <wo> for "who" at, e.g., G.2.146. fyre to-geddres
And as wex and wyke and warmeR.17.190: R's warme is shared with F alone; cf. the
non-alliterating beta variant, hote. Cx agrees with
alpha. fere to-gyderes .
& as weex & weke / & warm feer is to-gydres.F.13.289: Alpha preserves original warm against the beta family's hoot. The interlinear insertion of is represents a scribal attempt to smooth the syntax, for it appears in no other manuscripts.