And he toke him two pence for liuelode as it were
And he took hym two pens ˜ to liflode as it were
& he took hym two pens / forF.13.174: An otiose curl is written above the <r>. liflode as it wore.F.13.174: H. R. L. Beadle, "The Medieval Drama of East Anglia: Studies in Dialect, Documentary Records and Stagecraft,"
unpub. D. Phil. thesis, University of York, 1977, p. 69, lists wore for "were" as a feature of Norfolk dialects. See also E. Björkmann, Scandinavian Loan Words in Middle English, Studien zur englischen Philologie, 7, 11 (1900-1902), p. 85; and G. Försstrom, The Verb "To Be" in Middle English: A Survey of the Forms, Lund Studies in English, 15 (Lund: C.W.K. Glerrup, 1948), pp. 119-20.