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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 143
Sampled Folios:10v, 63v
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Usage: and
the upper compartment of the scribe's double compartment 'a' is consistently larger than the lower.
Usage: awakede
Usage: And
Usage: Ac
'A', whether upper or lower compartment is really consistently formed.
Usage: dayes
looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: and
the lower compartment is generally rounded or oval.
Usage: wedde
the upper loops are generally triangular in appearance.
Usage: deserueth
Usage: gultes
as with the 'a' graph, the double compartment 'g' has a larger upper compartment.
Usage: kyng
'g' in final position with a hairline triangle added to the horizontal extension.
Usage: god
the lower compartment of 'g' is occasionally left open.
Usage: Genteliche
Usage: helden
'h' generally has a triangular looped head and a limb which does not extend much below the base of the stem. The tail-stroke when added is generally fine and may curve either clockwise beneath the graph or may turn counter-clockwise and return to the line.
Usage: licketh
tail-stroke turning counter-clockwise.
Usage: brouhte
Usage: harmed
tail-stroke looping round in a clockwise direction and returning to the base of the stem.
Usage: reste
long 'r' and 'z'-shaped 'r' are both used. The stem of 'r' is thick with fine approach stroke where 'r' is the initial graph.
Usage: Westmynstr(e)
'r' in final position with flourish perhaps for the missing 'e'.
Usage: thorw
'z'-shaped 'r' with the otiose stroke unusually descending from the bottom right corner of the graph.
Usage: Redeles
Usage: sayde
sigma 's' is used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: appeles
sigma 's' in final position with attached vertical tag.
Usage: Iustices
the head of long 's' is ligatured with the following 't'.
Usage: Symonye
Usage: when
'w' has looped head, often a shallow foot at the base of the limbs and the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: thorw
Usage: worth
the left limb is entirely separate from the rest of the graph.
Usage: wissen
Usage: fayre
almost all 'y's are dotted. The dot may be separate or it may be the final point at the end of the tail.
Usage: my
the tail often turns counter-clockwise immediately beneath the body of the graph.
Usage: by
Usage: yholde
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn is used mainly for abbreviations of 'the' and 'that'. The stem of thorn is often at a slant. The stem is thick.
Usage: þat
Usage: ȝere
yogh is also used by the scribe.
Usage: aȝens
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Passus
Usage: Took
Usage: Boure
Usage: ANd
Penwork Decoration
Usage: Decoration of pen-flourished 'N'.
Usage: Faces at the end of the flourishing.
Usage: Pen flourishing on 'A'.
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