For had thei wist of no wo , weale had thei not know
For had thay wist of no wo · wel had þey nouȝt knowen
O.18.210: A cross composed of dots with a flourish at the bottom, probably in the main scribal hand, appears in the left margin. For hadde þei wist of no woo wele . hadde þei not knowen
For þei wisteR.18.208: Beta reads had þei wist. Almost
certainly alpha omitted had since the only evidence for it in that family
is in the form of a supralinear correction in the scribal hand of F, which, as a result,
reads þey hadde wiste. Cx agrees
with beta. of no wo wele hadde þei nauȝte knowe .