Scribal ProfileAdam Pinkhurst; Hand B
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1. Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.2. (581)
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only secretary 'a' used as the lower case graph on this folio.
the most usual graph for upper case 'A'.
an example of 'A' which is found frequently in the Ellesmere manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, for example.
looped 'd' is used throughout. The lower lobe is generally traingular in shape.
'd' in final position frequently has a curving tag attached.
the scribe has other forms of upper case 'D' which do not appear on this folio.
double compartment 'g' is always used in Pinkhurst's portion of this manuscript. The slight overhang produced by the stroke closing the lower compartment at the right is also a typical feature of this scribe.
final 'g' with virgule attached. The virgule is a common feature in the punctuation of Pinkhurst and he often attaches it to a previous graph.
'gh' combination with crossed 'h'.
'g' with unfinished lower lobe, again a fairly common occurrence in examples of this hand.
a foot to the stem of this 'h', and a head-stroke attached at a fairly sharp angle.
'h' does not always have a pronounced foot. Here the 'h' is crossed in the 'ght' combination.
in an upper case 'H' the scribe often adds a small tag to the left of the shaft.
where there is space, for example here on a top line, the stem of 'h' is frequently extended with a graceful curved descender from the head of the graph.
long 'r' is used in all positions. Modern 'r' is not represented on this folio.
final 'r' often has a circular flourished finish, perhaps to represent a missing 'e'.
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o' nearly always has a curved stroke descending from the lower left of the letter.
'r' with virgule attached.
although not used frequently, sigma 's' is found in both initial and final positions on this folio.
long 's' is commonly used in initial and medial positions.
'8'-shaped 's' is used in final position. The head of the graph usually sits above the level of the previous letter.
a typical 'w' within the text.
'w' often has a separate angled foot stroke on the lower left.
in upper case positions or where the scribe has room, the head-strokes of 'w' are often left open.
a typical dotted 'y' with the vertical left limb noted by Doyle and Parkes.
sometimes the tail of 'y' is extremely short.
upper case 'I' has a variety of approach strokes to the head. Nevertheless there is almost always an incipient cross-stroke which appears as a lump on the left of the stem.
a virtually straight approach stroke here.