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Adam Pinkhurst; Hand B
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1. Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.2. (581)
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Trinity College MS R.3.2. (581)
Sampled Folios:9r
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Usage: was
only secretary 'a' used as the lower case graph on this folio.
Usage: Ayein
the most usual graph for upper case 'A'.
Usage: As
an example of 'A' which is found frequently in the Ellesmere manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, for example.
Usage: And
Usage: distance
looped 'd' is used throughout. The lower lobe is generally traingular in shape.
Usage: coold
'd' in final position frequently has a curving tag attached.
Usage: Desireth
the scribe has other forms of upper case 'D' which do not appear on this folio.
Usage: wedded
Usage: noght
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.
Usage: thyng
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.
Usage: seigh
'gh' combination with crossed 'h'.
Usage: thyng
'g' with unfinished lower lobe, again a fairly common occurrence in examples of this hand.
Usage: hath
a foot to the stem of this 'h', and a head-stroke attached at a fairly sharp angle.
Usage: myghte
'h' does not always have a pronounced foot. Here the 'h' is crossed in the 'ght' combination.
Usage: He
in an upper case 'H' the scribe often adds a small tag to the left of the shaft.
Usage: thy
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.
Usage: yeer
long 'r' is used in all positions. Modern 'r' is not represented on this folio.
Usage: hir
final 'r' often has a circular flourished finish, perhaps to represent a missing 'e'.
Usage: worth
'z'-shaped 'r' after 'o' nearly always has a curved stroke descending from the lower left of the letter.
Usage: fader
'r' with virgule attached.
Usage: is
although not used frequently, sigma 's' is found in both initial and final positions on this folio.
Usage: sone
long 's' is commonly used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: wyndes
'8'-shaped 's' is used in final position. The head of the graph usually sits above the level of the previous letter.
Usage: Sat
Usage: wol
a typical 'w' within the text.
Usage: bowe
'w' often has a separate angled foot stroke on the lower left.
Usage: Which
in upper case positions or where the scribe has room, the head-strokes of 'w' are often left open.
Usage: wil
Usage: myghte
a typical dotted 'y' with the vertical left limb noted by Doyle and Parkes.
Usage: fynde
sometimes the tail of 'y' is extremely short.
Usage: youre
Usage: ye
Usage: It
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.
Usage: I
a virtually straight approach stroke here.
Usage: I
Usage: In
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