Bye it lered . bybe it lewedeM.15.149: The revised a-verse agrees with Hm. The original reading is that of most B manuscripts, including WCr. . þat loth is to spende
By learned and by lewde that loth is to spend ,
By lered / by lewed . þat looþ is to despendeW.15.149: W alone reads despende; most other manuscripts have spende.
By lered by lewed · þat lothe is to spende
Be þei lered . be þei lewideO.15.147: OC2 alone include both occurrences of þei; although HmBM also have Be, most B manuscripts have By lered by lewed. þat loþ is to spende
¶ By lered by lewed þat lothe is to spene .R.15.166: R's spene is unique; F and most beta copies have spende, from the R verb's etymological parent—though W reads despende. Cf. R.15.155: