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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson poet. 149
Folios:24r-37r, 38r (from line 4)-44r
Sampled Folios:38r
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Usage: may
single compartment 'a' used most of the time. However, there are variations, as may be seen in version 4.
Usage: countenaunce
a square-shaped lobe for this 'a'.
Usage: After
upper case letter at the beginning of aline.
Usage: all armed
the scribe occasionally slips in a double compartment 'a'.
Usage: devise
rounded looped 'd'.
Usage: thrid
'd' in final position with long descending tag.
Usage: mynde
'd' with lower lobe of slightly different shape.
Usage: hande
the loop of 'd' sometimes extends back over previous graphs.
Usage: glasse
double compartment 'g' used throughout. The lower compartment is sometimes triangular in shape.
Usage: gawayn
'g' is basically 8-shaped but the lower compartment is sometimes set at a slope.
Usage: thing(is)
'g' with the addition of the abbreviative mark for a plural ending.
Usage: highe
Usage: the
'h' with tall triangular head-loop and sweeping tail which curves round under the graph.
Usage: holde
Usage: amounteth
'h' is almost always crossed in the combination 'th'.
Usage: speche
Usage: reporten
long 'r' is always used in initial position.
Usage: after
'z'-shaped 'r' is always used after vowels.
Usage: Ther(e)
long 'r' with flourish in final position.
Usage: myrour(e)
Usage: sewes
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: side
long 's' is used initially and medially. The graph frequently slopes backwards slightly as does the 'f' graph.
Usage: brasse
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: Salute
Usage: will
'w' is looped and has the 'B'-shaped element to finish.
Usage: sworde
Usage: wasse
occasionally the middle loop is left open.
Usage: Wt
at the beginning of a line so possibly an upper case graph shape?
Usage: ys
as with the first hand, the tail of 'y' is long, turning counter-clockwise and continuing beneath the following graphs.
Usage: may
Usage: rynge
the scribe has a tendency to slope the left arm of the letter backwards.
Usage: Yf
the first letter of a line and so could be considered an upper case graph which is exactly the same as the lower case example.
Usage: þs
thorn plus a superscript letter or an abbreviative mark is used in the examples shown here. Thorn does not appear to be used in any other capacity on this folio.
Usage: þt
Usage: þe
Usage: þ(er)
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