single compartment 'a' used throughout.
a squarer shape for the lobe.
the 'A' used by the scribe to begin the folio. There are other examples of this 'A' on the same folio.
the more usual upper case 'A'.
'd' is looped and when in initial position the lower lobe tends to be pointed at the left side.
'd' in final position with curved descending tag.
'd' with rounder lobe in the middle of a word.
double compartment 'g' with point at the head.
'g' with abbreviation for 'er' above.
a more triangular lower compartment in this example.
the head-loop of 'h' is rounded. The limb may descend in a curve or may splay out as in the next version.
the tail-stroke curves back clockwise from the end of the splayed limb.
the limb is a vertical tapering stroke.
long 'r' is used in all positions for most of the time.
the fork generally occurs at about the base level of surrounding graphs. Over-inking may have caused the thickening here.
modern 'r' is used occasionally in medial and in final position, as here with flourish to finish.
'z'-shaped 'r' is only used after 'o' on the folio examined.
long 's' has a long straight stem. It is used in initial and medial positions.
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: Sir Surffayt
the scribe's upper case graphs.
'w' is the loop-headed anglicana version.
there is a single lobe to the right of the graph.
upper case 'W' is the same as the lower case one.
both arms of 'y' are level at the head.
the tail of 'y' is generally long. Here there is a small flick to the right to finish.
the tail is straight in this example.
|Thorn and Yogh|
thorn is used on every occasion to replace 'th'.
Usage: þt þu
yogh is used as equivalent to both 'y' and 'gh'.
Usage: that he
these ascenders are all on the top line of the folio.
Usage: weneth well
Usage: to haue I
Usage: it him bere