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Hand 2
Current Manuscript:USA, San Marino, CA, Henry E. Huntington Library MS HM 28561
Folios:ff78-122v back and forth with first, then solely ff123v-319v
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Usage: gabriell
hand 2 is similar to hand 1, perhaps master and apprentice? Single compartment 'a' with angular aspect used throughout.
Usage: þan(n)e
'a' topped by a curving macron.
Usage: Asia
the only form of upper case 'A' used on the folio examined.
Usage: And
Usage: daies
the scribe uses mainly unlooped 'd' with either a rounded or an angular lobe.
Usage: day
curved top to the down-stroke.
Usage: deþ
the occasional looped 'd' appears in the scribe's selection of graphs.
Usage: Darius
upper case 'D'.
Usage: goddes
secretary 'g' is evenly formed with little variation.
Usage: touching
the head of the graph is horned, the tail short.
Usage: legge
Usage: vncerteigne
Usage: he
'h' is also evenly formed with little variation. A triangular looped head.
Usage: hool
Usage: childe
when following 'c' the 'h' leans to the right.
Usage: his
'h' may have an angled foot to the stem as seen in this example.
Usage: raþer
the scribe uses 'z'-shaped 'r' in all positions and it is the most frequently used of the 'r' graphs.
Usage: yere
modern 'r' occurs occasionally but the preference is as in example 1.
Usage: Januar
'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: R
the upper case graph.
Usage: shulde
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: yeres
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position.
Usage: storie
when followed by 't' the head-stroke is scooped.
Usage: successours
when 'ss' occurs, the first 's' is usually set lower than the 's' following. Note the 'e' with horned top which the scribe uses more or less exclusively.
Usage: we
'w' is also evenly formed with little variation.
Usage: trowed
Usage: shewed
'w' is often taller than the graphs surrounding it.
Usage: Whan
an upper case graph at the beginning of a line. It does not vary from the lower case one.
Usage: yeres
'y' is not dotted.
Usage: seuenty
the tail of 'y' may curl round in an almost complete circle.
Usage: begynnynge
Usage: day
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: rekeneþ
thorn is used frequently to replace 'th' in any situation.
Usage: anoþ(er)
Usage: nouȝte
yogh is used as equivalent of 'gh' on the folio examined.
Usage: douȝter
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