And tho would waster no work , but wandren aboute ,
And þo wolde nouȝt werche · but wandred aboute
¶¶ And þo ne wolde no wastourR.6.307:
R's ne is a unique addition to this phrase. F has þan wolde
no while beta reads þo wolde wastour noȝt. Beta's phrase is
identical to the wording of Cx and probably to that of Ax (some A copies attest nolde for wolde). werche but wandren aboute .
¶ But þan wolde noF.5.957: Alpha has wolde no for beta's nolde. Beta adds noȝt before wyrche. wastour wyrche / but wandredid a-bowhte.