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1. Cambridge, University Library MS Ff. 1. 6.
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ff.1.6
Folios:Chaucer's Complaint to his Purse
Sampled Folios:59r
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Usage: lady
single compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line with the descender from the 'N' on the line above dissecting the arched stroke.
Usage: Albyon
a different form of upper case 'A'.
Usage: dye
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: lewdnesse
the lower lobe is closed with a hairline stroke.
Usage: and
where 'd' is the final letter it often has a tag.
Usage: kyng
tailed 'g' used by the scribe. The head of the right down-stroke which curves gently round to form the tail begins above the lobe of the graph.
Usage: lyght
Usage: bryght
Usage: that
the head of 'h' may be either open or looped.
Usage: Have
Usage: Beth
crossed 'h' when combined with 't' in final position.
Usage: dere
z'-shaped 'r' appears in every position except as the first letter of a word and there are no examples on this folio.
Usage: certes
the single deviation on this folio from the shape of version 1. Here there is a descending stroke from the lower left side of the letter.
Usage: verray
Usage: certes
sigma 's' is the most usual form of final 's' and finishes with an extended horizontal stroke.
Usage: purs
a rather squashed example of kidney 's' with a strange otiose stroke descending from the letter.
Usage: as
although long 's' is usually found in initial and medial positions, here the scribe has used it as the final letter.
Usage: Syn
the configuration of the upper case graph.
Usage: yow
both left and middle limb are of even height. The 'B'-shaped element to the right resembles a yogh.
Usage: wyll
the top section of the final element often has the appearance of being detached.
Usage: Which
Usage: sorye
'y' is often dotted.
Usage: ye
the two strokes for 'y' often appear as separate strokes with fine hairline connector not always visible.
Usage: a yeyne
the first 'y' in this word.
Usage: Ye
'Y' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: ben
macron or suspension mark on the final 'n' in this word.
Usage: vppon
Usage: supplicaion
Usage: Albyon
Dot of 'i'.
Usage: this
'i' is 'dotted' by a curved stroke which may or may not be above the letter.
Usage: which
Usage: yif
Usage: I pray
even the upper case letter receives a 'dot'.
Usage: The scribe has signed this folio.
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