# syr leff to live in lecherye
Syr life to liue in lechery laye there and groned ,
Sire leef to lyue in leccherie · lay ther and groned
syr leyuve to lyuve yn leycherye / lyeG.21.309: The form lye is a possible preterite. See G.14.21, G.17.266 and note to G.6.224. Remaining manuscripts read lay. there & groned
Sir lifR.20.284: Beta reads lief for alpha's lif, but
the alpha reading is supported by Hm and Cr as well as by Cx. The
Russell-Kane edition emends this reading, replacing it with that of beta. to lyue in
leccherie lay þere and groned .
Sire lyfF.16.309: Alpha and CrHm have lyf, as do the majority of C manuscripts. Most beta witnesses have leef. to lyve in leccheryȝe / lay þere & gronede.