That was written & thei witnes , to werk al þat it wold
Executours false frendes · to worche as it wolde
Þat was writen and þei witnessesR.12.263: R's explicit plural marking here is unique, but the other B manuscripts,
attesting "witnesse," are presumably intending the same meaning as R, using an unmarked
plural of the noun, as is found at R2.108. to werche riȝt as heR.12.263: Beta reads it. wolde .
Al is wrete to bere witnesse / to wirche as heF.9.378: Alpha reads he. Beta manuscripts have it. wolde.