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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Royal 18 C.II
Sampled Folios:238r
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Usage: man
secretary 'a' used throughout in lower case positions.
Usage: And
upper case 'A'.
Usage: Ambrose
Usage: cleped
'd' upright and contained with rounded upper and lower compartments.
Usage: lord
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: don
'd' with loop arching back.
Usage: And
'd' with pointed lower lobe.
Usage: gult
'g' shown with following letter. The 'g' is set quite high in relation to following letters. 'g' is double compartment with both rounded and diamond-shaped lobes.
Usage: þyng
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: þyng(es)
'g' with 'es' abbreviation.
Usage: þyng
tailed secretary 'g' with tail turning counter-clockwise. Secretary 'g' is used little on this folio.
Usage: herte
the scribe frequently turns the tail-stroke to the right.
Usage: how
occasionally his 'h' is more conventional with tail-stroke tucked away beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: mouth
'th' combination with crossed 'h'.
Usage: fructuous
both modern 'r' and long 'r' are used.
Usage: refrisshyng
the initial letter of this word.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o'.
Usage: fructuous
kidney-shaped 's' in final position.
Usage: satisfaccion
lower case 's' would be expected for this word but the graph is the same as the scribe's upper case version. Long 's' is more usual in initial position.
Usage: Standeth
upper case 'S' for beginning of a phrase.
Usage: self
long 's' is often quite a thick stroke copied at a slight angle to the rest of the letters.
Usage: wol
pyramid-shaped 'w's in various configurations.
Usage: sorweth
the central element always stands above the ones to left and right.
Usage: wey
Usage: comyn
the tail of 'y' is long, angling first clockwise then turning counter-clockwise.
Usage: way
the tail of 'y' in final position is frequently taken up and above the letter finishing with a hook.
Usage: v(er)ray
Usage: heuene
each of the three 'e's in this word are formed in this way with an up-standing stroke which forms the second part of the letter.
Usage: whiche
closed circular 'e'.
Usage: penitence
a faint stroke may be seen joining to the following 'n'.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þat
the stem of thorn is usually set at an angle with the head of the stroke tilting backwards.
Usage: þ(er)
thorn with 'er' abbreviation attached.
Usage: ȝow
yogh used as representative of the 'y' sound.
Usage: riȝt
yogh used as representative of the gutteral sound.
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