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Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Additional 10574
Sampled Folios:60v
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Usage: aftir
double compartment 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: Passus
Usage: Alas
the scribe's upper case 'A's often have a curl at the head rather than a completed lobe.
Usage: And
the lower compartment may be oval or more angular.
Usage: disserue
'd' is looped throughout.
Usage: dampno
'd' with open centre very like the 'd' of Scribe D.
Usage: ded
Usage: hadde
the lower lobe of 'd' may be square as well as rounded.
Usage: good
'g' is double compartment. The upper compartment is generally larger than the lower compartment.
Usage: walkyng
at the top right of the lower compartment the finishing stroke flicks out to produce a sort of skirt. The horizontal extension usually leaves from the middle of the upper compartment.
Usage: Negocium
Usage: God
Usage: hym
the stem of 'h' is upright. The head appears open but may be linked back to the shoulder by a hairline.
Usage: shoon
the limb tapers in a slight curve.
Usage: lordschipe
Usage: He
an upper case 'H' which is the same as the lower case graph.
Usage: reson
long 'r' is used in all positions and is the preferred graph.
Usage: wer(e)
long 'r' in final position with flourish to represent a final 'e'.
Usage: aftir
modern 'r' is used occasionally but only in final position.
Usage: lorel
'z'-shaped 'r' is used only after 'o' on the folio examined.
Usage: swete
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: swete
this form of 's' with straight head-stroke is used in inital and final positions. It is also used as the upper case letter.
Usage: ladies
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: soule
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: water
'w' is mainly formed with straight limbs looping over to the right and a 'B'-shaped element to finish.
Usage: walkyng
occasionally the left limb has a kink in it.
Usage: wytt
Usage: wyn(n)e
'w' is sometimes elongated.
Usage: may
'y' is consistently formed although the tail may be straight or gently turning ccounter-clockwise.
Usage: Seynt
the fork of 'y' is generally at the lower level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: my
Usage: bisynesse
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: tempriþ
thorn is used on most occasions to replace 'th'. The lobe aften appears detached.
Usage: worþi
Usage: noȝt
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and to 'gh'.
Usage: ȝow
Upper Case Letters
Usage: The
Usage: Now
Usage: Passus
Usage: I
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