And was hys prentice plight , his profyt to wayt
And was his prentice I-pliȝt · his prophete to wayte
And was his prentis I-pliȝt
his profit to wayte .R.5.205: R omits his customary blank line between
strophes at the juncture of ll. 205-06, presumably because the latter is to fill the last
line ruled for this side.
& was his prentiȝs a-plyghtF.5.202: Bx reads ypliȝt. F is alone in the B tradition in reading a-plyght, but the same relatively rare word appears among the A variants at A.5.116. / his profyte to wayte.