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1. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 638 (see facsimile with intro by P. Robinson)
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Bodley 638
Sampled Folios:65r
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Usage: nas
all 'a's are double compartment.
Usage: honourable
Usage: And
many of the scribe's upper case graphs are dotted.
Usage: And
Usage: don
the scribe uses looped 'd' with square or round bowl.
Usage: dere
Usage: bade
Usage: Repeyred
final 'd' with tag.
Usage: gon
tailed 'g' used throughout with tail turning clockwise, rising in a curve and finally turning counter-clockwise at the end.
Usage: Iustynge
hairline providing the head-stroke to this graph.
Usage: gold
Usage: A gayne
Usage: his
'h' with looped head-stroke leans forward slightly.
Usage: hit
Usage: what
the tail-stroke always flicks counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: Booth
crossed 'h' following 't' in final position.
Usage: reste
the scribe appears to use 'z'-shaped 'r' exclusively in all positions.
Usage: Ther
'r' in final position.
Usage: Courser
'z'-shaped 'r' used in medial position.
Usage: Rubes
upper case letter.
Usage: sothly
long 's' with thick stem.
Usage: his
always used in final position.
Usage: stones
last letter in line with flourish and dot.
Usage: Som
upper case initial at the beginning of a line.
Usage: was
the scribe's 'w's have closed loops at the head and a single lobe to the right.
Usage: well
Usage: wild
the left arm is sometimes shorter than the second part of the letter.
Usage: With
'w' in upper case position at the beginning of a line. All the scribe's 'w's are very similar.
Usage: Iustynge
many of the scribe's 'y's are dotted.
Usage: esy
the tail of 'y' sometimes extends back beneath previous letters and, as here, causes confusion with the stem of 's'.
Usage: ryngys
the second 'y' in this word with a shorter tail stroke.
Usage: reportyd
Upper Case Letters
Usage: To
'T's and 'A's are frequently dotted.
Usage: Booth
Usage: Eneas
Usage: Ne
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: Palfrey
Usage: Iustynge
Usage: Courser
Usage: Vn to
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