He ne with-halt non hewe his hyre · þat he ne hath it at euen
He ne withh....oldeþM.5.572: The altered form withholdeþ is shared with G. Other B manuscripts read withhalt. non h.ewe his hire þat he nath it at euen
He ne withhalt none helk his hire , þat he ne hath it at euen
He ne wiþhalt noon hewe his hire . þat he ne haþ it at euen
he ne wyþ-halte none h...yne his huyre · that he ne haþ it at euyn
He with-halt no hew his hyir · þat he ne has it at eue
he wythholdytheG.6.570: The M corrector alters to the form of the present tense used by G (i.e. M's corrected reading is withholdeþ). Remaining manuscripts have with-halt. non hyneG.6.570: The Hm reading hyne (shared with G Bo Cot) is a correction over an erasure. The majority manuscript reading is hewe. hys hyre but he hath yt at euven G.6.570: The scribe originally wrote euen but, because of the pricking in the manuscript at the corner of the writing space, it was not easy to write legibly and therefore
a bar has been used in addition to make it clear that final <n> is intended.
He with-halt no menR.5.572:
R's men is unique (cf. beta's hewe and F's man) and forces the following pronoun choice, here, shared
by convergence only with Cot. At first glance, F's reading seems closer to alpha (man his), because of the pronoun agreement with beta, but the plural forms
shared by R and F later in this line (R = þei ne haue it; F = þat þey haue it) indicate that R is probably, as usual, closer to their
common parent. Either way, the beta phrasing, hewe his hyre þat he ne hath it
, is almost certainly the original since it preserves the line's alliteration and
exactly parallels the text of Ax (and of the a-verse of Cx). here huyre þat þei ne haue it anone .R.5.572: For R's anone, F has soone while beta
reads at euen. Both Ax and Cx
support the beta reading.
He withhalt no manF.5.562: R's men suggests that the error is in alpha. Beta witnesses preserve correctly alliterating hewe. his hyȝre / þat þey haue it soone.F.5.562: F's b-verse is unique. R reads "þat þei ne haue it anone." Beta reads "þat he ne haþ at euen."