Where dowel dobetL.8.124: The initial <d> of dobet is re-inked. and dobest ben in londe
Where Dowell dobete and dobeste benM.8.124: M's original reading without ben agreed with RF. in londe
Whether dowel dobet and dobest bene in lande
Wher do-wel do-bett · and dobest was in londe
Whether dowel dobet and dobest in londe .R.8.115: The loss of the verb here presumably occurred in alpha since F also shows
this omission; however, the point of its loss must remain speculative since F has recast the
entire line by adding a verb to the a-verse. Bx = ben in londe—the same reading found in Ax
(= beþ or ben) and Cx. The fact
that M inserts ben as a correction suggests that the word had been omitted
in Bx itself and then supplied by the Bx scribe as
an interlinear or marginal."
Where dwellyþF.6.121: F uniquely has dwellyþ, which then requires the omission of Bx's ben from the b-verse after dobest. Curiously, R also omits ben. dowel & dobet / & dobest in londe.F.6.121: F revises the next three lines, converting Thought's third person discourse into first person. Bx reads as follows:
Here is wil wolde wite if wit koude teche hym
And wheiþer he be man or no man þis man wolde aspie
And werchen as þei þre wolde this is his entente.