Ne had Pierce with a pese lof prayed Hunger to cease
Ne had Piers wiþ a pese lafe · prayed hunger to cesse
Ne hadde peres with a pese lofe preyed honger sese .R.6.181: Cf. beta's hunger to cesse. Both Ax and Cx agree on a different phrase, with a less
obvious verb, for this line's ending: hym byleue.
¶ Ne hadde pers . with a pese loof / prayed hungir sese.F.5.831: Alpha lacks beta's to before sese.