And all hys sede for that synne shamefully ende
And al his sede for þat synne schenfuliche ende
And alle his seed for þat synne schentfulliche endede .R.3.272:The RF usage of past tense here (beta = ende) reflects
alpha and is shared by convergence with Hm. Though both A and C traditions attest—in isolated manuscripts—preterite forms
for this verb, it is obvious that the beta uninflected base form is archetypal in both of the
poem's other versions.
& al his seed / for þat synne / synfully þan endede.F.4.268: Alpha is responsible for the preterite endede, a lection shared with Hm. Other beta manuscripts have ende(n).