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John Brode
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS English 113
Current Manuscript:England, Manchester, John Rylands Library MS Eng. 113
Sampled Folios:6r, 43v, 115r, 153v, 194r
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Usage: haue
double compartment 'a' in the middle of a word, the relative size of the letter measurable against the following 'u'.
Usage: village
'a' again seen in relation to surrounding letters.
Usage: And
upper case 'A'.
Usage: As
example taken from the penultimate folio of the manuscript, the text of the Retraction. The scribe's alternative upper case 'A'.
Usage: gladly
anglicana and secretary graphs are both used by the scribe.
Usage: doth
Usage: Cuthberd
'd' in final position with downward turn of extended loop stroke which acts as a tag.
Usage: duches
Usage: goth
anglicana 'g' with oval lower lobe.
Usage: hethyng
final 'g' with tag.
Usage: Go
Usage: myght
'ght' combination.
Usage: her
the stem of 'h' inclines towards the shoulder of the letter often giving a tilted appearance to the script.
Usage: haue
the head-loop grazes the top of the shoulder.
Usage: Here
upper case 'H' used for the opening of the Explicit to the Nun's Priest's Tale. The head-stroke is open.
Usage: chirche
very thick downstroke for long 'r' which is used the majority of the time in all positions.
Usage: roote
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position.
Usage: verrey
Usage: Reliques
upper case 'R' with long arching approach stroke.
Usage: sely
sigma 's' used in both initial and final positions.
Usage: shew
long 's' is also used in initial position as well as medially.
Usage: Suche
Usage: Sir Nonnes prest
exaggerated upper case 'S' for the address to the Nun's Priest.
Usage: wis
secretary and anglicana graphs for this letter are both in evidence.
Usage: whennes
Usage: wenen
anglicana'w' with 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: Wery
upper case 'W' at the beginning of a line with extremely long approach stroke.
Usage: rynge
Usage: seyd
Usage: Ye
'Y' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
Usage: þat
on the folios examined thorn only seems to be used in initial position.
Usage: Þus
thorn at the beginning of a line.
Usage: þis
Usage: þe
thorn used in explicit to Nun's Priest's Tale.
Usage: A consistently formed graph for ampersand.
Usage: There is always a curved stroke above the ampersand itself.
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