Tho h....ad þeM.2.169: M uniquely reads þe at this point, though the reading is shared with two A manuscripts. notaries none . annoyede thei were .
Tho had Notaries none anoied they were
¶ Tho had notaries non · anoyed they were
Þoo hadden notaries noon anoyed þei werenO.2.168: The letter <d> is rewritten above the line, apparently because the <d> in anoyed is spoiled by an inkblot.
¶ Þo hauedR.2.128: Only manuscript L agrees with R's unusual verb form haued (common in the thirteenth century but nowhere cited in
MED, s. v.
haven, later than about 1330, except for Piers Plowman).
Both F and the majority of beta copies read had(de). The same line appears
in A, but Kane was not concerned to record such morphemic variations,
regarding them all as accidentals. notaries none anuyed þei were .