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Antiquaries 134 scribe or 'Cornhill'
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. USA, New York, NY, Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum MS M 875
Current Manuscript:USA, New York, NY, Pierpont Morgan Library & Museum MS M 875
Identification:Possibly 'Cornhill'
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Usage: aboute
double compartment 'a' used throughout. The size of the compartments varies with sometimes the upper, sometimes the lower compartment being larger.
Usage: towarde
Usage: Also
a slight variation on the more usual upper case 'A'.
Usage: And
upper case 'A' as generally used on these folios.
Usage: draweþ
Usage: and
'd' in final position with tag, which is unusual for this scribe, but may be because the word is the last word of the folio. The scribe similarly attaches tags to other graphs at the ends of lines.
Usage: middel
Usage: Diascorides
upper case 'D' with parallel line decoration.
Usage: goþ
'g' is always double compartment.
Usage: bletynge
the shape of 'g' varies from a graph with rounded compartments to one where the letter is more angular.
Usage: goo
Usage: Agua
a 'g' in the heading in the scribe's hand. It is just a little more formal than the rest of the script on the folio.
Usage: he
'h' is neatly formed and consistent. There is usually a an angled foot at the base of the stem.
Usage: heuen
the limb is curved and the tail is usually neatly contained beneath the stem.
Usage: flesche
the head-stroke is almost always open.
Usage: white
Usage: ryȝt
modern 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: liber
'r' in final position in the running title at the top of the folio.
Usage: corrupteþ
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o', followed by modern 'r'.
Usage: weder
'r' in final position in the text is almost always followed by a virgule set close to the 'r' but which does not seem to be attached.
Usage: spoylid
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: malis
's' in final position is often a kidney-shaped 's'.
Usage: besinesse
Usage: S(t)ationari(us)
upper case 'S' following a paragraph mark.
Usage: whan
the scribe's 'w's are consistent. Both limbs have a foot and the 'B'-shaped element to the right is angular.
Usage: owen
'w' stands a little higher than surrounding graphs.
Usage: wt
the scribe frequently uses the shortened form of 'with'.
Usage: bowed
Usage: yf
the left limb is a vertical stroke with the fork occurring some way below the line.
Usage: enemy
the 'y' has a dash above the same as for 'i'.
Usage: defyed
the tail of 'y' is not usually very long and finishes in a short curl counter-clockwise.
Usage: wisely
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: haueþ
the stem of thorn is a stroke of the same thickness from top to bottom.
Usage: þusteþ
thorn is used for all the usual words but is ubiquitous elsewhere for 'th'.
Usage: nouȝt
yogh is used as equivalent of both 'gh' and 'y' sounds.
Usage: ȝere
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Cap(iti)l(u)m
Usage: The
Usage: In
Usage: Epiciclis
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