the body of most of the scribe's single compartment 'a's are rectangular with hairlines joining the first and second down-strokes. The head may be a flattened stroke at an angle, a stroke with horned effect or, as here, one which appears to have a small loop attached.
upper case 'A' with angular appearance.
both looped and unlooped 'd' alternate to no set pattern.
Usage: made disseueraunce
unusual serrated 'D'.
secretary 'g' with horizontal hairline at the head and counter-clockwise turn on the tail.
in final position 'g' is sometimes tagged.
'h' is evenly formed with looped head and neatly executed tail-stroke which may curve clockwise or make a final flick counter-clockwise.
both 'H' and 'L' have a circular addition to the left of the shaft.
modern 'r' appears to be used only in initial and medial positions.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used medially after a variety of graphs. It is also used in final position in the single word on the folio which ends with 'r'. The almost vertical descent of the otiose stroke from mid-point of the lower stroke is also worth noting.
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions. The shaft curves slightly in descent and tapers to finish.
kidney-shaped 's' is used in final position.
looped 'w' with the lower point of the left limb angular and the lower point of the middle stroke rounded as it curves round to form a single lobe as the final element.
'w' stands slightly above the top of surrounding graphs.
upper case 'W' distinguished by size not shape.
the left arm of 'y' is a curved stroke appearing as separate from the right but joined by a hairline to the head of the right arm.
the tail may be shorter or longer and since the scribe positions his work above the line, the tail often ends at or just below the line.
the tail of 'y' frequently ends with a small flick counter-clockwise.
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