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Hand B
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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Magdalen College MS Lat. 213
Folios:Page 3 col. b, line 7 to 4 col. b
Sampled Folios:page 3
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Usage: days
hand B copies only a short stint in this manuscript. The hand is firmer with fewer otiose strokes and more upright in aspect.
Usage: and
'a' is double compartment. The lower compartment may be angular as in this example or more rounded as in version 1.
Usage: exchaunge
Usage: And
the scribe's upper case 'A'.
Usage: days
both looped and unlooped 'd' again in evidence.
Usage: lumbarde
the stem of 'd' slopes back at a forty-five degree angle.
Usage: shuld
'd' in final position is tagged.
Usage: dide
the lobe of 'd' may be rounded or more angular.
Usage: grete
the formation of tailed 'g' is very similar to that of the first scribe with head of the right-hand descending stroke beginning above the level of the lobe.
Usage: thyng
the horizontal stroke across the head of 'g' extends to make the horizontal slash.
Usage: noght
the horizontal slash continues to initiate the head-loop of 'h'.
Usage: gold
Usage: holde
although leaning slightly, the head-loop is not as squashed as in the hand of the first scribe.
Usage: ought
crossed 'h' in this combination.
Usage: Her
upper case 'H' with hooked extension extending into left margin.
Usage: Her
no hook on this upper case graph.
Usage: rewle
modern 'r' is used throughout. The stem is not as curved as that of the first hand.
Usage: wer
the head of 'r' has a horned effect in this example. In final position 'r' has a curled flourish.
Usage: ffor
'z'-shaped 'r' used after some vowels and round-bodied graphs..
Usage: clerkys
'z'-shaped 'r' following a horned 'e'.
Usage: substance
the descenders of long 's' and 'f' are not as thick as those of the first scribe.
Usage: warkys
many of this scribe's graphs have horned heads.
Usage: almesse
Usage: Symon
Usage: were
'w' usually comprises an extended left arm, open head and either one or two lobes at the right.
Usage: wisdome
Usage: wytt
'w' with the 'B'-shaped element at the right.
Usage: Whyche
upper case 'W' with even longer left arm.
Usage: dignyte
again the fork of the graph is set at line level. The tail stroke is occasionally thicker than those of the first hand.
Usage: wardly
Usage: thyng
Usage: Ytt
Usage: þt
this scribe uses thorn occasionally but on the folio examined there are no examples of the use of yogh.
Usage: þe
Usage: þt
thorn appears in this contraction for 'that' but is not used to replace 'th' elsewhere.
Upper Case Letters
Usage: TO
firmly scribed graphs for the upper case letters matches the whole impression of this scribe's hand.
Usage: The
Usage: Ensample
Usage: Ne
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