And clarkes that knowen holy wryte , shold ken lords
And clerkes that knowen haly writ · sholde kenne lordes
but clerkes þat knowe wolyG.14.426: For forms in <who>- for earlier <ho>- (of which G's reading woly is presumably a development), see Wyld, Modern Colloquial English, 307, and see also note to G.18.208. wrytte sholde kenne lordes
AsO.13.423: OC2 alone have As; most B manuscripts have Ac. clerkis þat knowen holy writ schulden kenne lordis
Ac clerkes þat knowethR.13.450: R's inflectional suffix (-eth) is
unique among B witnesses; the others show -e(n).
Although MSS P and F in the C tradition agree with the majority of B copies on this small issue — i.e., knowe(n)
—, the Russell-Kane lemma leaves no doubt that a majority of both sub-families of C agree with R's reading. holy writ schuld kennen lordes