This Slouth was ware of warre , and a slyng made
This sleuth wex war of werre · and a slynge made
thys sleuovgthe wexedG.21.160: Only G has the weak form of the preterite (wexed). Remaining B manuscripts have either wex (β4 manuscripts) or was. werre off warre / & a slyng made
Þis sleuþe wexe werre &O.20.160: O alone has two instances of werre &, apparently as the result of dittography. However, because the line makes sense as it stands (if werre is understood as meaning "worse"), it may possibly be the result of deliberate scribal intervention. werre & a slynge made
¶ Slewþe was waarF.16.163: The scribe originally wrote waas but corrected himself. of þis werre / and a slynge he made.