For lettred men were lewedmenlewed men ȝyet ne were lore of hire bokes .
For lettred men were lewde men yet , ne were lore of her bokes
For lettred men wer lewed yit · nere lore of hir bokes
for lettered men were lewde yet nereG.13.278: The type of abbreviation used for final <e> on nere (a bar over the <r>) is unusual for this scribe. loore off þeir bokes
For lettred men were lewed men ȝut ne
were lore of þeR.12.278: Beta has her for R's þe. F omits all
determiners. bokes .R.12.278: Here the scribe fails to skip a line, even though he marks the
next line as beginning a new verse paragraph.