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Hammond Scribe
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3. Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.21 (601)
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.21 (601)
Folios:33r-49v(line 4)
Sampled Folios:38r
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Usage: and
single compartment 'a' used throughout the English text.
Usage: quia
double compartment 'a' used for the Latin glosses.
Usage: And
upper case 'A'.
Usage: And
Usage: lord
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: Dirige
Usage: dies
unlooped 'd' used in the scribe's display script.
Usage: Richard
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: Dirige
the 'g' is a double compartment anglicana 'g' with the lower compartment larger than the upper compartment. The lower compartment may be rounded as in this version.
Usage: begynneth
'g' with triangular lower compartment.
Usage: lyeng
'g' in final position with tag.
Usage: magnificas
tailed 'g' used for the scribe's display script.
Usage: shalbe
the limb of 'h' varies little and is almost always straight.
Usage: begynneth
'th' combination where 'h' is almost always crossed.
Usage: Hampole
upper case 'H' with unusual turn at the top of the shoulder.
Usage: michi
'ch' combination in the scribe's display script with the top of the stem turning to the left rather than forming an arched head-stroke.
Usage: stiere
the 'z'-shaped 'r' is used almost exclusively. The shape gives a feeling of fluency and speed.
Usage: Parce
modern 'r' used in the display script of the scribe.
Usage: Richard
Usage: is
typical kidney-shaped 's' in final position.
Usage: dies
display script 's'.
Usage: solempne
sigma 's' in initial position.
Usage: soule thow
the head-stroke of long 's' can extend over the top of many letters.
Usage: wormes
'w' in initial position with curved lead-in stroke.
Usage: Thow
'w' in final position still with initial stroke as joining from the previous letter.
Usage: What
greatly extended left arm on the upper case 'W'.
Usage: solempne worthy
where initial 'w' does not have a curved leading stroke, the left arm extends above the level of surrounding letters as with the upper case example.
Usage: begynneth
'y' is evenly formed
Usage: sey
Usage: Yit
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
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