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Nicholaus plenus amoris
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Cambridge, University Library MS Ff. 1.6
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Ff.1.6
Folios:64-67v (Legend of Good Women)
Sampled Folios:67v
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Usage: hath
the head-loop of 'a' has almost disappeared and the horizontal central bar leads into the next graph.
Usage: And
Usage: And
Usage: deth
'd' is rather a strange shape but always with a loop in various sizes.
Usage: god
Usage: had
almost all final 'd's have this exaggerated tag attached.
Usage: graue
tailed 'g' is used throughout.
Usage: louyng
final 'g's also usually bear this exaggerated backward-turning flourish.
Usage: ryght
the horizontal head-stroke connects to the following 'h'.
Usage: wrycched
'h' has a looped head-stroke and the limb veers off towards the right.
Usage: hath
as with the scribe's 'ght' combination, there is a line over the letters rather than crossing the 'h' which would be more usual.
Usage: Here
the top of the 'A' on the line below can be seen at the bottom of the image.
Usage: wrycched
both long and modern 'r's are used on this folio. Not all this scribe's long 'r's are as neat as this one.
Usage: graue
the more usual form of long 'r' which does not connect with the following letter.
Usage: prayn
modern 'r' is used frequently.
Usage: yor
final 'r' with flourish.
Usage: us
sigma 's' with horizontal extension is used initially and finally.
Usage: spoken
long 's' used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: Syn
Usage: now
cursive 'w' with single lobe to finish.
Usage: wrycched
in initial position there is frequently a curved lead-in stroke to begin.
Usage: wt
the scribe often abbreviates 'with'.
Usage: ryghtfull
the tail of 'y' angles fairly sharply to the right.
Usage: pyram(us)
Usage: louyng
Usage: Nome(n) scriptoris nicholaus plenus amoris
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þe
thorn used for definite article.
Usage: þat
Usage: ȝe
the only yogh on this folio.
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