|Profiles for this Scribe:|
2. Cambridge, St. John's College MS H.1 (204)
|Current Manuscript:||Cambridge, St. John's College MS H.1 (204)|
|Sampled Folios:||72v, 74v, 75, 80v|
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double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout.
the scribe frequently omits to close off the upper compartment.
a display letter 'A' with the stalk of 'p' visible on the right. Note the scribe's predilection for parallel lines as infill within the bowl of 'A'.
upper case 'A'.
the scribe's 'd's are reasonably uniform. I can find no open 'd' so characteristic of Scribe D on the four folios consulted.
a slightly more pointed lobe in this example.
another upper case letter with parallel lines within.
the scribe's 'g' frequently sits on the line as here.
'g' in final position frequently sports a tag or tail. Here the letter is well above the line and slightly tilted backwards.
here it is possible to see how the high position of 'g' distorts the even run of letters.
the tail-stroke of 'h' does not always continue beneath the line. Its containment at line level is probably dictated by the distance above the line that the scribe copies the main text.
although not a frequent occurrence the scribe can continue the tail-stroke back on itself to join to the following letter. There are no examples of crossed 'h' on these folios.
this may be the scribe's upper case 'H' although there is little difference between this and version 1. The foot at the left of the shaft is slightly more pronounced.
an 'H' in the display script of the scribe.
modern 'r' used in all positions except after 'o'. Long 'r' is not to be found on the selected folios.
'z'-shaped 'r' used exclusively after 'o'.
8-shaped 's' used exclusively in final position.
the single sigma 's' found on these folios. There may be more, but the scribe uses long 's' almost exclusively initially and medially.
long 's' used initially and medially. It is not always possible to see the lead-in stroke at the top of the shaft.
'w' in initial position with lead-in stroke. This scribe's 'w's are distinctly different from those of Scribe D.
'w' constrained by the initial letter 't' so no lead-in stroke. However, 'w' in the middle of a word is sometimes not affected by the previous letter and still has the lead-in tag to the left arm.
an example of 'w' in the middle of a word standing proud of previous letter.
the slight angled lower part of the left arm of the letter may signify an upper case letter. It also occurs in the word 'Walsche'.
'y's are variably placed and can have the tail resting on the line as here.
here the tail just descends below the line.
the tail of 'y' extends well below the line.
it is often possible to see the straight left arm of 'y' extending below the curved second stroke.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn used for 'th' at the ends of words as well as for pronouns and demonstrative adjectives.
thorn used as the ending for present tense singular.
yogh used for plural ending.
yogh used for 'gh' combination.
|Upper case letters|
upper case 'S' with parallel lines crossing.
upper case 'N' with crossed parallel line infill very similar to that of Scribe D.
|Upper case I|
this scribe's 'I' almost invariably has a shadow line to the right of the letter. There is a single attachment on the middle left side of the stem and both top and bottom of the letter are looped to the left.
it is possible to see here that the faint stroke from the lower curve of the letter continues to join on to the following graph.
the ampersands are almost invariably exactly the same shape and formation.
the only instance on four folios which appears to have no left descender but there may be an erasure here.