And as most folke wytneseth wrong shalbeshal be demyde .
and as moste moste folke wytnesseþ well · wronge schal be demyd
And as most folk witnesse wel · wronge shal be demed
And as moostO.4.184: OC2 alone lack the subject of this clause; all other beta witnesses have folk. witnessen wel wrong schal be demed
And as alleR.4.183:
R's alle is an alpha reading. Cf. beta's moste. If beta
is original at this point, the omission of the second alliterating stave wel at the end of the a-verse is also derived from an alpha error but one shared with
Cr, G, and H. However, it is quite conceivable that F's reading for this half-line is the
authorial one (though unlikely to have been derived from alpha): & as alle
wyȝes witnesse. folke witnesseth wronge schal be ydemed .