Scribal ProfileThomas Hoccleve
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8. Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS Peniarth 392D
|Current Manuscript:||Wales, Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales MS Peniarth 392D|
|Identification:||Note that many scholars only accept 83v and 138v as Hoccleve additions on the identification of Doyle and Parkes. The Adam stanza on 150 is squeezed into the gutter and it is difficult to isolate single letters. Folios 83v and 138v have single lines infilled by the separate hand, probably Thomas Hoccleve's hand. A few letters may be entered as examples mainly from f183v which has one and a half lines for examples of graphs.|
|Folios:||Hand C copied additions on 83v, 138v, 150 (Adam stanza in gutter)?|
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Pinkhurst's 'a' is consistently shaped thus. The top lobe of the letter frequently sits above surrounding letters.
'd' in initial position.
'd' in final position with slight upward tag to finish.
'd' in final position.
secretary 'g' with tail turning counter-clockwise.
modern 'r' in the middle of a word.
kidney-shaped 's' in final position.
long 's' in the middle of a word.
long 's' in initial position followed by 'h' with slight forward slope, typical of Hoccleve's 'h'.
although very faint it is just possible to see that a hairline stroke extends from the base of the tail of 'y' back up to end above and to the right of the graph. This is typical of Hoccleve's formation of some 'y' graphs.
the same comments apply as for the first example. However, without further magnification the faint stroke is almost invisible. This is a good example of the usefulness of digital images.
|Upper Case Letters|
a typical upper case 'T'.