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Devonshire scribe, TCC R.3.3 scribe or slanted hooked 'g' scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. London, British Library, MS Harley 7184
Current Manuscript:London, British Library, MS Harley 7184
Sampled Folios:45r, 59v, 131r
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Usage: als
single compartment 'a' used throughout. This version has a hairline joining stroke across the head.
Usage: may
Usage: And
an elaborate upper case 'A' with hooks at the lower end of both limbs.
Usage: And
a more usual upper case 'A' for this scribe.
Usage: dede
the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd'. Unlooped 'd' is very angular with curving strokes and square lobe.
Usage: ende
the looped version is used frequently by this scribe in final position. However, here it is followed by 'e'. The loop extends back over previous graphs.
Usage: And euermore
fine, long otiose stroke attached to 'd' in final position.
Usage: relieued
Usage: gultif
'g' is tailed with a familiar hook at the end of the shortened tail-stroke.
Usage: thing
'g' in final position, again with trailing otiose stroke which are so much a feature of this scribe's work.
Usage: nought
Usage: beginne
Usage: haue
'h' is quite squat with head-loop resting on the shoulder.
Usage: thought
the horizontal from 'g' continues to the following 'h'.
Usage: slouthe
a looping stroke curves round the stem The scribe uses this device when he has space, usually on a top line.
Usage: He
a slightly more elaborate graph for the upper case letter.
Usage: rowe
modern 'r' which appears to fuse with the following graph.
Usage: fader
'z'-shaped 'r' is used frequently and is also used in final position.
Usage: aftir
'r' in final position with long trailing otiose stroke.
Usage: wrathe
Usage: soule
long 's' is used in initial positions. It has a thick shaft and a finer head-stroke.
Usage: pointes
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position with long trailing otiose stroke.
Usage: As
a peculiar form of final 's'.
Usage: deuise
where space allows, here at the end of a line, the head-stroke of 's' extends way out into the margin.
Usage: whill
anglicana 'w' with head-loops is used throughout the text.
Usage: atwinne
Usage: knowe
Usage: Wherof
this cursive version of 'W' is used at the beginnings of lines as the upper case graph.
Usage: your
'y' is almost always dotted and has a wavy tail.
Usage: any
Usage: tyme
Usage: Yef
upper case 'Y' with a much thickerand longer tail than on the lower case versions.
Usage: Inouȝ
yogh is used frequently as representative of the 'gh' sound.
Usage: drouȝ
in final position so attracting the long otiose extension.
Usage: pointeȝ
it is also used as representative of the 'z' sound of the plural.
Usage: thouȝt
Upper Case Letters
Usage: Of
Usage: I
Usage: That
Usage: My
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