the first 'a' in this word. The majority of the scribe's lower case double compartment 'a's follow this pattern.
occasionally the scribe adds a horned head to the top of the upper compartment.
the most common form of upper case 'A'.
occasionally the scribe flattens the upper lobe of 'A'.
looped 'd' with very spikey appearance. The lower 'lobe' is triangular with a curve of the base-stroke which produces points at both ends.
'd' in final position with attached vertical tag.
the loop of 'd' extends back over the top of preceding graphs.
'd' with abbreviation for 'es'.
double compartment 'g' used throughout. The lower compartment is oval in shape, the upper compartment is angular.
'g' in final position with long vertical tag attached to the horizontal slash.
the upper compartment of 'g' can be a diamond shape with hairline linking stroke across the upper side.
upper case letter with parallel line decoration and yellow wash.
'h' with open head-stroke.
when 'h' follows 't' or 'c', the graphs are ligatured forming a closed head-stroke. 'h' generally has an angled foot on the stem.
in the 'ght' combination, 'h' is crossed.
this upper case 'H' positively bristles at the left of the stem.
long 'r' is used in all positions.
when long 'r' is the final letter of a word it is frequently flourished.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and round bodied consonants. Occasionally it is also used in initial position.
a very individual upper case 'R' with extra diagonal foot stroke.
sigma 's' always used in final position.
long 's' used in initial and medial positions. There is often a winged appendage at the top of the vertical.
upper case 'S' usually has a flattened head-stroke and parallel lines bisecting the graph.
the scribe has various different 'w' graphs. This one is in general use throughout.
a graph on the top line of verse on a folio.
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line.
a rather convoluted version of 'w'.
the tail of 'y' varies in length and angle of return.
the last graph of the line and the tail of 'y' extends to the red ink bracing of lines of verse.
Usage: Opening initial with Swillington ((of Yorkshire) coat of arms.
Usage: Catchword contained in a crown.
Usage: Black ink strapwork initial probably executed by the scribe himself. Several shields with coats of arms.
Usage: An extension from the initial in version 3.
Usage: Decorative initial 'I' which extends down beside 17 lines of text. Amply flourished in both red ink and the ink of the text.
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