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Hammond Scribe
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13. London, British Library, MS Harley 78
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Harley 78
Sampled Folios:3r
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Usage: Igadred
single compartment 'a'.
Usage: A
upper case 'A'.
Usage: Al
Usage: wyde
Usage: howsed
final 'd' frequently has a tag to finish.
Usage: garnementis
Usage: gaped
the lower lobe of 'g' is frequently oval in shape and larger than the upper lobe.
Usage: wrought
Usage: chirche
first 'h' in the word. The scribe uses mainly this version of 'h' with looped head and straight limb.
Usage: With
'h' frequently crossed when following 't'.
Usage: hond
tail-stroke is looped round and returns to connect with the following graph.
Usage: Howsed
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: arches
'z'-shaped 'r' is used almost exclusively in medial and final position.
Usage: other
long 'r' used at the end of a line.
Usage: ferre
long 'r' is used four times on this folio, twice as a double letter, as here, once as in version 3 and once within a word.
Usage: Rent
upper case 'R' is used where 'r' is the initial letter of a word. An examination of other examples of text by this scribe would be required to see whether this was his normal practice.
Usage: wyndows
the ink on this folio is very degraded but this kidney-shaped 's' occurs in final position. All final 's's are kidney shaped on this folio.
Usage: semyliche
6-shaped 's' occurs in initial position.
Usage: housed
long 's' used in medial position. The stem of 's' is almost bulbous, tapering at the top. Long 's' is also used in initial position occasionally.
Usage: wondirly
'w' with approach stroke. The right element of 'w' is a single lobe on all occasions.
Usage: with
'w' without approach stroke.
Usage: With
initial 'W' at the beginning of a line with approach stroke. The left limb extends to twice the height of the rest of the graph.
Usage: With
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line with minimal approach stroke. Both versions 3 and 4 are used randomly.
Usage: wondirly
Usage: nys
'y' with short tail.
Usage: gay
the length of the tail of 'y' varies.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Of
the decorative line which bisects the graph extends above the graph.
Usage: Nold
Usage: Corven
Usage: I
s, f and p
Usage: sides
the head stroke of long 's' extends above several letters.
Usage: lofte
the head stroke of 'f' extends above several letters.
Usage: vpon
Usage: was pillered
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