Wise men forsoke weale , for they wold be nedye
Wise men forsook wel · for they wolde be nedy
Wise men forsook wel · for thay wolde be nedy
Beta reads Wyse men, taking the line to alliterate on /w/. However, Cx agrees here with alpha. forsoke welth for thei wolde be nedy .
PhilosophresF.16.38: Alpha and C have Philosophres. Beta witnesses have Wise men, reflecting a different sense of the alliterative pattern. for-soke welthe / for þey wolde ben nedy.