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Antiquaries 134 Scribe
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2. London, Society of Antiquaries MS 134
Current Manuscript:London, Society of Antiquaries MS 134
Sampled Folios:35r, 42r, 262v
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Usage: arte
anglicana 'a' with upper lobe often very much larger than the lower one.
Usage: schalte
the lower compartment does not always close completely.
Usage: habet
Usage: And
an oblong compartment and a diagonal ascender with crook-shaped head to close.
Usage: diuerse
unlooped 'd' with the ascender short and squashed over the top of the squarish lobe.
Usage: plesid
Usage: dedly
Usage: Deep
vertical double parallel lines through this graph.
Usage: grene
'g' is always double compartment with largish upper and squashed lower compartment.
Usage: grou(n)did
Usage: þynge
Usage: Good
Usage: his
'h' has an upright stem and longish curved tail-stroke finishing beneath the base of the stem.
Usage: teche
Usage: whiche
Usage: His
slightly more elaborate graph for the upper case letter.
Usage: reherse
on the folios examined, modern 'r' is used in all positions except after 'o'.
Usage: ypocrisis
Usage: forme
'z'-shaped 'r' used only after 'o' on the folios examined.
Usage: fadir
Usage: schall
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: ielous
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position. Here at the end of a line an otiose stroke is added.
Usage: possession
Usage: So
another upper case graph with double vertical parallel lines to bisect.
Usage: whiche
rectangular shape for 'w' with double lobe to the right.
Usage: morow
Usage: trewe
Usage: Wherof
upper case 'W' differentiated only by size compared with following graph. The top of the lower case letter is in line with the tops of surrounding graphs.
Usage: y
'y' often has a dash or curved stroke above. When 'y' stands alone as the first person pronoun, there is often a dot on each side of the graph.
Usage: dedly
Usage: ypocrysye
Usage: plyed
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þu
thorn also has dots on each side when used for a pronoun.
Usage: forþ
occasionally thorn replaces 'th'.
Usage: ȝowr(e)
yogh is used as representative of the elements 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: myȝti
Upper Case Letters
Usage: If
Usage: Tel
Usage: Of
Usage: Penne
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