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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library, Bodley 851
Sampled Folios:128v
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Usage: alle
double compartment anglicana 'a' is used throughout.
Usage: can
'a' often stands above the level of surrounding graphs.
Usage: Aut
this upper case 'A' is used a few times on this folio.
Usage: Ac
this double compartment 'A' is the one most frequently used for the upper case letter on this folio.
Usage: dore
'd' is looped with a loop that usually resolves on the lower part of the lobe rather than copleting a complete loop.
Usage: haued
Usage: fledde
Usage: Drede
upper case 'D' at the beginning of a line.
Usage: gurdeth
'g' is always a double compartment letter on this folio.
Usage: kyng
all final 'g's on this folio have a looped extension to finish. Such an addition might be taken as an 'es' abbreviation, but this is clearly not the case here.
Usage: bryngeth
sometimes the lower compartment of 'g' does not connect back to the upper compartment.
Usage: ryght
the 'ght' combination.
Usage: hym
the scribe's regular lower case 'h'.
Usage: hath
Usage: chyrche
two examples of the scribe's 'ch' combination in this word.
Usage: How
upper case 'H' at the beginning of a line. It does not differ from the lower case graph.
Usage: ryght
long 'r' is used throughout except after 'o' and round-bodied graphs.
Usage: neuer
'r' in final position with flourish perhaps for missing final 'e'?
Usage: mempryse
'z'-shaped 'r' is used after 'o' and other round-bodied graphs.
Usage: freres
Usage: schyres
sigma 's' is used in initial and final positions.
Usage: konstables
sigma 's' in final position.
Usage: falsenesse
long 's' is used in medial positions.
Usage: Symonye
the upper case graph is just an enlarged version of the lower case one.
Usage: wyped
'w' in initial position. The scribe's 'w', wherever they occur in a word are always much bigger than surrounding graphs.
Usage: thow
'w' in final position.
Usage: wt
the scribe frequently uses the shortened form of 'with'.
Usage: Woschen
'W' is upper case because of its position at the beginning of a line. There is no difference at all between the upper and lower case graphs.
Usage: yftes
'y' in initial position. The tail of 'y' is often a straight line set at a forty-five degree angle from the body of the graph.
Usage: mony
'y' in final position.
Usage: pylory
'y' is often dotted. The tail-stroke varies from a straight line to the strange configuration of the second 'y' in this example.
Usage: Y
'Y' in initial position in a line. The graph is the same whether lower case or a possible upper case version as here.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: That
upper case 'T'.
Usage: P(er)ayled
Usage: But
Usage: ffreres
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