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Hand 1
Current Manuscript:England, Longleat House, Marquess of Bath MS 29, part 2
Folios:81r-128r (Parson's Tale)
Sampled Folios:81r, 96v
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Usage: pathes
double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: nat
Usage: And
upper case 'A'.
Usage: Arrogance
upper case 'A' with red paraph to the left.
Usage: god
'd' is looped. The lower lobe may be round, oval or more pointed as in version 2.
Usage: despite
a triangular lobe and loop which arches back over previous graphs.
Usage: thynge
a rounded 8-shaped 'g' with both compartments of roughly equal size.
Usage: twigges
Usage: Glotony
Usage: twigg(es)
'g' with flat head and abbreviative mark for a plural element.
Usage: harmes
'h' has a triangular head-loop.
Usage: hy(m)
a rare example of the tail-stroke of the scribe's 'h' turning to the right rather than being tucked under.
Usage: hit
a higher ascender than usual for the top line of the text.
Usage: spryngen
long 'r' used most of the time.
Usage: pride
'z'-shaped 'r' used after round graphs.
Usage: Our
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: gabber
modern 'r' used rarely.
Usage: man(er)es
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: syn(n)ys
sigma 's' used in initial and also final position.
Usage: shrifte
long 's' is used both initially and medially. The shaft can be longer or shorter dependant on the following letter. There is sometimes a small bifurcation at the top of the shaft.
Usage: Stryf
Usage: Now
loop-headed 'w' with 'b'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: twigges
Usage: which
the central loop of 'w' stands proud of the elements to either side.
Usage: What
upper case 'W' from the gloss in the right margin of this folio.
Usage: syn
the tail of 'y' is uniformly a much finer stroke than those used for the body of the graph.
Usage: þynge
Usage: heuyn
Usage: Ypocrisy
this may be the scribe's upper case letter preceded by a red paraph.
Usage: þe(superscript
thorn is used frequently. Superscript letters sit in the fork at the top of the graph created between stem and lobe of thorn.
Usage: oþ(er)
Usage: þogh
an approach stroke and angled beginning to the stem of thorn.
Usage: þynges
the lobe of thorn is oval.
Punctuation Marks
Usage: A mark similar to a semi-colon is used frequently by the scribe. Here it occurs at the end of a phrase.
Usage: fal
this mark occurs after the final word of the folio at the end of a phrase.
Usage: The mark occurs here in a position where a modern semi-colon might be used.
Usage: Occurs after the word 'done'. An ampersand follows to lead in to the next phrase.
Usage: ȝe
Usage: noȝt
Usage: noȝt
Usage: A 'z'-shaped ampersand with vertical stroke descending from the starting point of the graph.
Usage: A rare use of ampersand with stroke above.
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