Scribal ProfileDevonshire 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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single compartment 'a' used throughout. This version has a hairline joining stroke across the head.
an elaborate upper case 'A' with hooks at the lower end of both limbs.
a more usual upper case 'A' for this scribe.
the scribe uses both looped and unlooped 'd'. Unlooped 'd' is very angular with curving strokes and square lobe.
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.
'g' is tailed with a familiar hook at the end of the shortened tail-stroke.
'g' in final position, again with trailing otiose stroke which are so much a feature of this scribe's work.
'h' is quite squat with head-loop resting on the shoulder.
the horizontal from 'g' continues to the following 'h'.
a looping stroke curves round the stem The scribe uses this device when he has space, usually on a top line.
a slightly more elaborate graph for the upper case letter.
modern 'r' which appears to fuse with the following graph.
'z'-shaped 'r' is used frequently and is also used in final position.
'r' in final position with long trailing otiose stroke.
long 's' is used in initial positions. It has a thick shaft and a finer head-stroke.
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position with long trailing otiose stroke.
a peculiar form of final 's'.
where space allows, here at the end of a line, the head-stroke of 's' extends way out into the margin.
anglicana 'w' with head-loops is used throughout the text.
this cursive version of 'W' is used at the beginnings of lines as the upper case graph.
'y' is almost always dotted and has a wavy tail.
upper case 'Y' with a much thickerand longer tail than on the lower case versions.
yogh is used frequently as representative of the 'gh' sound.
in final position so attracting the long otiose extension.
it is also used as representative of the 'z' sound of the plural.
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