And er we wer ware with witte ganne we mete
¶ And er we were ywar · with wit gonne we mete
And er we weren ywarO.8.113: O alone has weren ywar; most B manuscripts have were war. wiþ witt gonne IO.8.113: OC2 alone have I in place of we. mete
And ar we war wereR.8.106:
Both beta and F transpose this phrase to were(n) (y)war. R's phrasing
agrees with Ax and with the X family of C. The word
order of F/beta agrees with that of the P family of C.
with witt gonne we mete .