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Trevisa-Gower Scribe
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4. Tokyo, Senshu University Library, MS 1
Current Manuscript:Tokyo, Senshu University Library, MS 1
Sampled Folios:1r, 15r, 16r, 100r
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Usage: aftir
anglicana double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: auctores
the two compartments are about the same size.
Usage: among
Usage: Alisau(n)dre
the usual form of upper case 'A'.
Usage: discriued
unlooped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: world
there is usually a slight turn at the head of the second stroke.
Usage: wedded
Usage: Domiciam
upper case 'D' decorated with two sets of parallel lines.
Usage: gen(er)al
double compartment 'g' is used throughout.
Usage: writing
the lower compartment is frequently smaller than the upper compartment.
Usage: ynbringging
there is often a skirt, or overhang at the right of the lower compartment.
Usage: Galfridus
the upper case letter again with parallel line decoration.
Usage: his
the head of the stem may be blunt, floreated or with short, horizontal approach stroke at the head.
Usage: sothliche
the limb descends in a straight line and may just taper off or it may continue as a fine hairline tail-stroke as in version 1.
Usage: laughe
Usage: Henric(us)
a more decorative version of the upper case graph.
Usage: rested
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: aftir
'r' in final position frequently has a vertical tag attached.
Usage: wrote
'z'-shaped 'r' is also used frequently not only to follow 'o' and round-bodied graphs but other graphs too, as seen here.
Usage: Ryualleno
Usage: schulde
the scribe has a variety of 's's. Here straight 's' has a curved head and the slight foot ends at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: poetis
'8'-shaped 's' may be used in final position.
Usage: sleuþ
'8'-shaped 's' may also be used in initial position.
Usage: Suitonius
an upper case serpentine 'S'.
Usage: world
'w' is frequently found as in this example. There is a curved approach stroke to the left limb and a fine loop from the top of the middle stroke which arches over the 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: now
no approach stroke, perhaps because the graph is not in initial position.
Usage: knowleche
Usage: Walterus
upper case graph the same as version 1 in the lower case.
Usage: ys
'y' is almost always dotted. The tail varies in shape and length.
Usage: many
Usage: wyde
Usage: mou(n)taynes
sometimes the tail is merely a squiggle.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe erþe
thorn is used frequently in all positions and for all functions.
Usage: þ(er)
there is a curl as an approach stroke to the stem.
Usage: fiȝtting
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: ȝeres
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Titus
Usage: Iosephus
Usage: Baleares
Usage: Nobilite
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