Tyl they be both beggers , & by my spiritualtie libben
Til þey be boþe beggers · and by my spiritualte libben
tyll þei be both beggers & by my spiritualte lywbbenG.6.151: The scribe clearly did not immediately recognise lybben, which is a predominantly western form, and he appears to have written some other letter, possibly <w> for double <b>. He
then abandons this and writes what is presumably his own form lyven. lyven
Til þei be bothe beggeres and by spiritualteR.5.151: Beta reads by my spiritualte. F has
by almesse. libben .R.5.151: There is a black, vertical line from this
point to R5.160 in the right margin.
Tyl þey ben boþe beggeris / & byF.5.150: Alpha omits my following by, as does Hm. almesse lybben.