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Hand 1
Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 140
Sampled Folios:68r, 73v
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Usage: atte
squarish horned single compartment 'a'.
Usage: And
a squarish lobe to this upper case 'A'.
Usage: A
Usage: As
looping approach stroke to upper case letter.
Usage: syde
looped and unlooped 'd' are both in the scribe's repertoire . The lobe of 'd' often appears triangular.
Usage: oold
'd' in final position with descending tag as a continuation of the upper loop.
Usage: Discrete
Usage: Wedde
the scribe also uses the unlooped secretary graph for this letter.
Usage: liges
tailed 'g' with counter-clockwise flick of the tail.
Usage: thyng(es)
the cross-stroke at the head of 'g' continues horizontally before the scribe adds the abbreviative sign for the plural.
Usage: thought
Usage: Glad
upper case 'G' with horned head.
Usage: behold
a neatly contained 'h' graph.
Usage: thurgh
'gh' combination with crossed 'h'.
Usage: He
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: There
'h' on the top line with looping descender curling around the main stem.
Usage: ffaders
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: right
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
Usage: Wer
'r' graph overshadowed by the elaborate rising flourish which probably represents a missing final 'e'.
Usage: ffaders
kidney-shaped 's' always used as final 's' on the sample folios.
Usage: said
long 's' used initially and medially. The stem of the graph is thick in the middle and tapers at head and foot.
Usage: She
Usage: Shewe
upper case graph at the beginning of a line.
Usage: towr
the left limb is taller than the remainder of the graph.
Usage: whilom
the graph may appear with or without an approach stroke.
Usage: was
nearly all 'w's on f73v are of this looped anglicana type, whereas the graph seen in versions 1 and 2 were most represented on f68. Both styles are used as upper case letters also.
Usage: in worde
Usage: byfore
the left limb is usually set at an angle which is paralleled by the right.
Usage: yore
Usage: louyd
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