To the pore people that percel-mele byghe
to the poore peple · that parcelmel beggenHm.3.82: HmG read beggen to other B witnesses' buggen. Hm omits the following two lines because of eye-skip:
For they poysoun þe peple priueliche and oft
Thei rychen þorw regraterye and rentes hem buggen.
To the pore pepyle · that parcel-mele buggen
to the pore people that percellmeyle beggenG.4.82: The G Hm form beggen (for remaining manuscripts buggen) may simply be a variant spelling of "buy," but confusion with "beg" is clearly possible.