IsL.5.283: LMR alone have Is; other B witnesses have Ben. holden at þe heighe dome · to helpe þe to restitue
Bene holden at the heygh dome to help the to restitue
Ben holden at þe hiȝe dome · to helpe þe to restitue
Only LMF agree with R's Is (but F's verb occurs in a completely rewritten
line). The other copies show be(n). R's haldynge is
unique; the other B copies all show holde(n) as do
many P manuscripts in the C tradition. However, the X family of C agrees with R's lection. at þe heyȝ dome to helpe þe
With reference to beta, R's lection here appears at first glance to involve a unique
omission. Beta reads þe to restitue. However, the
supposition of omission collapses when we notice that the nearly unanimous C reading at this point is identical to R's (F rewrites the line completely).
He is holde to ȝeelde it here / if he may it qwyte These lines appear only in F, replacing two lines in Bx:
Is holden at þe heiȝe doom to helpe þee to restitue
And whoso leueþ noȝt þis be sooþ loke in þe Sauter glose.