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Hammond Scribe
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12. London, British Library, MS Cotton Claudius A.VIII
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Cotton Claudius A.VIII
Sampled Folios:175r
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Usage: as
single compartment secretary 'a' is the scribe's regular lower case 'a' graph.
Usage: Regale
double compartment 'a'is used in the scribe's display script.
Usage: And
Usage: kyngdoms
although the scribe uses secretary 'a', he always uses the anglicana form of looped 'd'.
Usage: callid
'd' in final position with extension of the loop stroke with short descending tag attached.
Usage: Dominiu(m)
one of the words written in the scribe's display script.
Usage: Dominium
also written in the scribe's display script.
Usage: god
the lower lobe is usually larger than the upper lobe. It is set somewhat at a tilt.
Usage: manacyng
'g' in final position with tag. Again, the lower compartment appears to be in advance of the upper.
Usage: Giles
upper case letter tipped with red.
Usage: Regimine
tailed 'g' is used in the scribe's display script.
Usage: he
characteristic looped head for 'h' and straight descent of the limb.
Usage: taught
'ght' combination.
Usage: seith
'h' is frequently crossed after 't'.
Usage: philosophie
unusual forked head to the stem and no loop.
Usage: desire
'z'-shaped 'r' used most of the time in all positions.
Usage: verray
long double 'r' used occasionally.
Usage: Reigned
upper case 'R' used for words such as 'Reigne' and Roially'.
Usage: peculiarem
a modern 'r' in the scribe's display script.
Usage: as
kidney 's' is used in final position.
Usage: suche
sigma 's' is used initially.
Usage: assent
long 's' with an extended head on the second 's' graph.
Usage: Samuel
upper case 'S'.
Usage: lawes
the length and curvature of the approach stroke varies.
Usage: wold
in initial position, the left limb is frequently lengthened.
Usage: owne
Usage: hym
'y' varies little.
Usage: may
Usage: yit
Upper Case Letters
Usage: But
Usage: Compendiu(m)
Usage: Israel
Usage: Thom(a)s
s and p
Usage: diu(er)site
occasionally the scribe arches the top of long 's' over several letters, sometimes over several words.
Usage: Imposiciouns
Usage: vpon
'p' is frequently slanted to the left with a long descender.
Usage: his people
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