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Hand 1
Current Manuscript:London, British Library MS Additional 25718
Folios:1-40, 48-83
Sampled Folios:7v
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Usage: that
double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: Imaked
Usage: A
the scribe has several forms of upper case 'A'. The lower lobe is generally square.
Usage: And
the head may be open as in version 3 or it may be a closed loop as in this example.
Usage: dyane
'd' is looped and sometimes has an angular and sometimes a rounded bowl.
Usage: naked
where 'd' occurs in final position at the end of a line, the loop stroke is continued out into the margin.
Usage: Depeinted
upper case 'D' with triangular body and triangular head.
Usage: stood
'd' in which the upper loop is not completed leaving an open space in the interior of the graph.
Usage: figure
double compartment 'g' with oval upper lobe and triangular lower compartment.
Usage: redoutyng
'g' in final position is often tagged.
Usage: height
'g' where the lower compartment is not completely closed.
Usage: huntynge
Usage: his
the stem of 'h' often has an angled foot.
Usage: hed
the tail-stroke may be looped round back to the stem as in version 1, or it may curve slightly.
Usage: Her
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: another
the head stroke of 'h' dips at an angle to connect to the next graph.
Usage: biforn
long 'r' and modern 'r' alternate to no set pattern though long 'r' is in the majority and modern 'r' tends to be used in medial positions. Long 'r' is the preferred graph for initial and final positions.
Usage: agreued
Usage: forth
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'.
Usage: sterre
Usage: his
kidney-shaped 's' used most of the time in final position.
Usage: sterres
8-shaped 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: sawe
long 's' used initially and medially.
Usage: goddesse
Usage: wer
the scribe has a number of variant 'w' graphs.
Usage: With
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: yow
'w' with loops at the head.
Usage: wild
a circular form of 'w' which resembles the form used by Hoccleve and which was more commonly used in the fourteenth century.
Usage: dyane
'y' frequently has either a dot or a slash above it.
Usage: may
Usage: dyane
the tail stroke is much finer than the strokes used for the body of the graph. When the tail turns counter-clockwise, the scribe releases even more pressure and a very fine line may be seen tracing the original line of the descender.
Usage: Y mene
upper case 'Y' at the beginning of a line.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þ(er)
thorn is used occasionally.
Usage: þis
the head of thorn is open. The stem is a short thick stroke.
Usage: douȝter
yogh is used on the folio examined as representative of 'gh'.
Usage: kauȝt
Usage: Imaked
the scribe uses several variations of the upper case 'I'.
Usage: I
Usage: I
'I' with shadow strokes as in the Plimpton manuscript.
Usage: I
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