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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson D.913, Part 1
Folios:Single leaf
Sampled Folios:63r
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Usage: name
where lower case 'a' is used it is always double compartment anglicana 'a'.
Usage: made
the scribe frequently uses this form of upper case 'A', for the letter in initial position as well as in the middle of words. It stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: Autours
word in the middle of a line yet still beginning with the upper case graph.
Usage: And
a slightly different upper case 'A' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: do
looped 'd' is used throughout.
Usage: colourid
the lower lobe of 'd' is triangular in shape.
Usage: Advyse
Usage: cursed
'd' is consistently formed.
Usage: grace
'g' is also consistently formed. It is always a double compartment anglicana 'g' with squarish upper compartment and a smaller, triangular lower compartment.
Usage: enhabytyng
'g' in final position with extension of the horizontal lead-on stroke.
Usage: þurgh
Usage: congregacion
Usage: hym
'h' is also neatly and consistently formed.
Usage: folowith
where 'h' follows 't' as here, or 'g' as in the next example, there is usually a horizontal line across the head of the graph.
Usage: thurgh
Usage: Holdith
upper case 'H' of different formation from the lower case graph.
Usage: report
both 'z'-shaped 'r' and modern 'r' are used by this scribe. They can both be found in all positions.
Usage: your
modern 'r' in final position.
Usage: vnwerreide
a 'z'-shaped 'r' followed by a modern 'r'.
Usage: Reson
the upper case graph.
Usage: suggetis
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: kynges
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
Usage: passe
Usage: Shul
just about visible is this upper case 'S' which looks rather kidney-shaped.
Usage: willid
'w' is also consistently made.
Usage: Yow
Usage: folowith
Usage: Wel
an upper case 'W' which is just slightly larger than the lower case graph.
Usage: your
another consistently formed graph. The tail of 'y' is straight, set at an angle, with no turn to finish.
Usage: my
Usage: enhabytyng
Usage: Yow
in the upper case position, the tail is slightly curved in a counter-clockwise direction.
Usage: þt(siperscript)
on this folio, thorn is mainly used followed by a superscript letter to form a contraction of 'that' and 'the'.
Usage: Þt
Usage: þe
the stem of thorn is set at a slight angle.
Usage: þeugh
here thorn is used in initial position to replace 'th'.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Now
Usage: I
Usage: Letith
Usage: By
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