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Current Manuscript:London, British Library, Additional 35157
Sampled Folios:17v
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Usage: amende
this scribe's hand is very similar to that of Scribe D with a few significant differences. Double compartment 'a' is used throughout with upper compartment usually slightly bigger than the lower compartment which is the opposite of Scribe D's profile.
Usage: attached
the head of 'a' stands slightly above the top of some other graphs.
Usage: Ac
Usage: And
upper case 'A's are all very similar with bulging and rounded lower compartment.
Usage: dayes
'd' is looped and has a squarish lower lobe.
Usage: pound
the loop is not closed in some examples, similar to Scribe D's practice.
Usage: hadden
Usage: kynde
Usage: g(ra)ce
double compartment 'g' has a rounded upper compartment shaped rather like a modern 'a'. The lower compartment is a small squeezed loop or oblong attached to the overhang skirt from the stroke closing the upper lobe.
Usage: lurkyng
'g' in final position often has a short vertical tag attached to the horizontal extension.
Usage: loggid
the extension stroke towards the next graph usually leaves the upper compartment close to the head.
Usage: nowghwher
Usage: him
wide head-loop and tail descending clockwise to form a loop or turning counter-clockwise as seen in version 2.
Usage: nowghwher
Usage: trulich
after 'c', 't', and 'g', 'h' is crossed.
Usage: knoweth
Usage: crist
long 'r' is used throughout in all positions.
Usage: her
downward turn of the shoulder stroke is reminiscent of Scribe D's 'r' but here it turns down at a steeper angle.
Usage: þorgh
'z'-shaped 'r' follows 'o'. Most examples have a curved otiose stroke descending from the lower left.
Usage: Rome
Usage: saide
sigma 's' is used in initial and also in final position.
Usage: lanes
Usage: aspie
long 's' is used medially.
Usage: Spiseres
Usage: welcome
this scribe's 'w's are very, very similar to those of Scribe D.
Usage: knoweth
Usage: Now
closed head-loops on almost every occasion.
Usage: nowghwher
Usage: yhote
'y' with vertical left limb, fork at the lower level of surrounding graphs and tail of variable length.
Usage: many
the tail usually leaves the fork at the same angle. It turns briefly counter-clockwise to finish.
Usage: dayes
Usage: kyng
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þorgh
thorn is made of two separate strokes, open at the head and sometimes at the lower end also.
Usage: comeþ
thorn is used for definite articles, demonstratives and pronouns as well as verb endings. It is used occasionally as a 'th' replacement.
Usage: ȝaf
yogh is only used as equivalent of 'y'.
Usage: ȝeer
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Til
Usage: Ou(er)al
Usage: Lurkyng
Usage: Messang(er)es
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