For he had leyne by Latro Lucifers aunte
For he hadde leyn by latro lucifers aunte
For he hathR.5.489:
F omits this verb entirely and the beta copies render it in the past tense as had. Among the A and C manuscripts, only
Vernon agrees with R's reading. The others support beta. Cf. the Introduction III.2.2.10 regarding R's problematic tense
marking. leyne be latro luciferes aunte .