Þat taken mede forM.3.257: M's original reading for is not attested in other B manuscripts. The alteration brings M into agreement with Hm. Other B manuscripts read and. monoye . for messes þat þei singeth
That taken Mede & money for masses that they synge
Þat takes Mede and moneie · for messe þat þey syngeþ
Þat taked mede and mone for masses þat þei songen .R.3.247: R's past-tense verbs in this line are unique; all other B manuscripts use present-tense forms. Cf. see the Introduction III.2.2.10 on R's problematic tense marking. Both the A and C versions of this line agree with Bx on these verbs being in the present tense.