¶ Þenne tened hym theologye · whan he þis tale herdeL.2.117: A marginal hand, not represented elsewhere in the manuscript, wrote in the right margin Theologie to mede, then lined through mede and added civile. Three heavy black points, arranged vertically, also appear in the right margin.
# Irascebatur theologia
Than tened him Theology when he this tale harde
¶ thanne torned hym theologie · whan he this tale harde
¶ Þenne tenethR.2.76:
Only R deploys a seemingly present-tense form of this verb (but the difference may be
illusory; see the Introduction III.2.2.10. Beta
reads tened while F has was teenyd. Both Ax and Cx agree here with beta. hym teologye
whan he þis tale yherde .