Pinkhurst's 'a' is consistently shaped thus. The top lobe of the letter frequently sits above surrounding letters.
initial upper case A, a larger version of version 1.
this upper case'A' is found rarely in Hengwrt but is used several times on folio 7.
another unusual 'A' but used for the opening of the first line of folio 11v and then fifteen more times at the beginning of lines, all on this folio. Pinkhurst continues to use this 'A' for two more folios before reverting to the more usual example of version 2.
an angular lower lobe.
an occasional flourish on 'd' at the end of a line and the end of a folio.
upper case 'D'.
upper case 'D' with decoration typical of the Hg scribe.
typical Pinkhurst 'g', double compartment, both evenly sized.
the crossing of strokes between compartments frequently creates 'a projecting spike on the right of the lower lobe' (Doyle).
angular head-loop resovling on the shoulder.
the first line of the tale with space above, hence the elongated stem of the letter.
initial letter of line. Upper case 'H' frequently sports two dots on the stem.
the opening of Link 29, the Monk's Prologue.
'r' in final position. The following virgule is frequently joined to the r with a hairline stroke.
'r' with flourish probably as representative of a missing final 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' to follow 'o'. The 'r' is copied both with and without the otiose tag from the left of the lower part of the letter.
sigma 's' used as initial letter of words.
8-shaped 's' is usually used in final position. The upper lobe frequently stands above the level of surrounding letters.
upper case 'S' at the beginning of a line.
upper case 'S' used in rubric for the Shipman's Tale.
the scribe's usual 'w'.
'w' used on top line of a folio.
sometimes there is no foot on the left limb of the letter.
a slightly different version used frequently in the Wife of Bath's Prologue. The 'B'-shaped element is broken at the right and the final stroke links to the following graph.
'y' is regular in formation and usually dotted. Doyle and Parkes remark on the almost vertical left limb.
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Usage: The ubiquitous Pinkhurst mark. That the mark is that of the scribe and not added later may be seen by the continuation of the curled extension from final 'e' up to the mark itself. Exactly the same phenomenon may be seen in Pinkhurst's oath.
Usage: The same mark, this time attached to an underline.
Usage: The same mark attached to the end of a bracket.
Usage: Paragraphus found exclusively in Tale of Melibeus and Parson's Tale. Also present in Equatorie text.
Usage: The common virgule between 'riche / and
Usage: Adam Pinkhurst's virgula suspensiva?
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Usage: Not quite the same mark but seen everywhere attached to the ascenders in titles and as space fillers.
Usage: This time the scribe's mark is attached to the end of a three-sided underline of the catchword.
Usage: The opening rubric for the Franklin's Tale.
Usage: The first line of the poem showing the scribe's marks against almost every ascender.