Shal neuer workeman in this worlde thriue with that thou winest
Shal neuere werkman in þis world . þryue with þat þow wynnest W.5.286:nota
¶ Shal neuere werkman in þis world · thryue with þat þou wynneste
Schal neuere werkman in þis world þryue . wiþ þat þou wynnestO.5.287: Kane and Donaldson (193) conjecturally exclude this line on grounds of "prosiness and verbosity" as well as its failure
¶ Þere is no laborere
wolde leue with hem þat knoweth peres þe plowman .R.5.288: Kane-Donaldson dismiss this alpha line as spurious because of
its reference to Piers Plowman, who has not yet been introduced into the
For is an alpha variant; beta omits it. schal neuere
werkman in þis worlde thriue with þat þow wynnest .
Þer ys no Laborer þat wil leveF.5.287: The scribe initially wrote love and corrected to leve. þe / þat longiþ to pers plowhman.F.5.287: This line appears only in alpha.
ForF.5.288: Beta lacks alpha's For. shal neuere werkman in þis world / þryve . with þat þou wynnyst.