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Thomas Hoccleve
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8. Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS Peniarth 392D
Current Manuscript:Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS Peniarth 392D
Identification:Note that many scholars only accept 83v and 138v as Hoccleve additions on the identification of Doyle and Parkes. The Adam stanza on 150 is squeezed into the gutter and it is difficult to isolate single letters. Folios 83v and 138v have single lines infilled by the separate hand, probably Thomas Hoccleve's hand. A few letters may be entered as examples mainly from f183v which has one and a half lines for examples of graphs.
Folios:Hand C copied additions on 83v, 138v, 150 (Adam stanza in gutter)?
Sampled Folios:83v,138v
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Image Rights:Reproduced by permission of Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / The National Library of Wales. All images on this website are reproduced with permission of the Libraries, Archives, and Owners of the manuscripts. Manuscript images that appear on this website remain in the copyright of the libraries where the manuscripts are held. Use of these images for any purpose other than private study without written permission of those libraries is prohibited by law.
Usage: and
Pinkhurst's 'a' is consistently shaped thus. The top lobe of the letter frequently sits above surrounding letters.
Usage: substance
Usage: annoye
Usage: destroye
'd' in initial position.
Usage: and
'd' in final position with slight upward tag to finish.
Usage: good
'd' in final position.
Usage: body
Usage: good
secretary 'g' with tail turning counter-clockwise.
Usage: he
Usage: thy'
Usage: destroye
modern 'r' in the middle of a word.
Usage: vicius
kidney-shaped 's' in final position.
Usage: lost
long 's' in the middle of a word.
Usage: she
long 's' in initial position followed by 'h' with slight forward slope, typical of Hoccleve's 'h'.
Usage: substance
Usage: wole
Usage: annoye
although very faint it is just possible to see that a hairline stroke extends from the base of the tail of 'y' back up to end above and to the right of the graph. This is typical of Hoccleve's formation of some 'y' graphs.
Usage: thy
the same comments apply as for the first example. However, without further magnification the faint stroke is almost invisible. This is a good example of the usefulness of digital images.
Usage: destroye
Usage: body
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Thy
a typical upper case 'T'.
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