'a's are straight-sided with fine horizontal cross-bar and flat head.
upper case 'A's are consistently formed in this fashion.
looped 'd' used throughout.
the lower lobe may be rounded, square or triangular in shape.
the scribe continues the loop of the second 'd' down to form a ligature with the final 'e'.
secretary tailed 'g' is used throughout and usually sits on the line.
the right down-stroke is a simple curve.
'g' has the appearance of leaning backwards, 'h' seems to lean forward.
the looped head-stroke of the graph lies over the top of the shoulder.
there is very little variation in 'h'.
the opening word of the rubric.
the looped head is almost horizontal in this example.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used on this folio on all occasions and in all positions. The single exception can be seen in version 2.
the only occasion on this folio that any 'r' apart from the 'z'-shaped 'r' is used.
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
'z'-shaped 'r' in final position with upward tag.
kidney-shaped 's' is always used in final position.
long 's' is used throughout the folio both initially and medially. A tapered descender.
the single occasion on this folio where sigma 's' is used.
'w' is cursive with curled approach stroke to the left limb.
although the 'w' graph is in the middle of a word, there is still a curling approach stroke to the graph. 'w' stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
upper case 'W' is exactly the same as the lower case letter.
the limbs of 'w' are almost twice the height of the preceding graph.
'y' is frequently dotted.
sometimes the tail of 'y' extends to join the next letter.
sometimes the tail of 'y' is short.
'y' in final position in the line.
Usage: A pointing hand in the left margin indicating the words 'and swyved for hir sustenaunce' at the end of the unfinished Cook's Tale.
Usage: This is reinforced in the right margin where the same line is indicated, this time pointing down.
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final 'f' always has an attached down-stroke. On this folio, no other letter attracts a tag such as this.
upper case 'I' varies little in formation. It is simple and unadorned.
the closed loop to the left of the stem is a characteristic feature of this graph.