Him willyng þat al men wend he were that is not
hym willyng that alle men wende · he were þat he is nouȝt
Hym willynge þat alle men wendenO.13.284: OC2 alone have the form wenden in place of wende. he were þat he is not
Hym wilnyngeR.13.292: R's wilnynge is unique; cf. F's wenynge and beta's willynge. In a cognate passage (from C6), the C version agrees with R on this
variant. þat alle men wenteR.13.292:
Wente is a dialect variant for the preterite of ween.
OED2, s. v.
ween (v.), recognizes the form as viable from the thirteenth through the
sixteenth centuries. he were þat he is nauȝte .
Hym wenyngeF.10.289: F uniquely reads wenynge. Bx has Willyng. þat alle men / wende he were most myghty.