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Beryn Scribe
Profiles for this Scribe:
1. Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Kk.1.3, pt.10 (X)
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Kk.1.3, pt.10 (X)
Sampled Folios:4r
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Usage: malice
straight-sided 'a' with horizontal cross-bar.
Usage: And
versions 2, 3, and 4 are all examples of this scribe's upper case 'A's at the beginning of lines.
Usage: And
Usage: And
Usage: grauntid
looped 'd' used throughout.
Usage: disdeyn
the lobe of 'd' is sometimes pointed.
Usage: do
pointed lobe and backward sloping loop.
Usage: Goddis
Usage: singulere
the tail of secretary 'g' has a reverse flick. This 'g' is used several times on this folio and is obviously an alternative in the scribe's repertoire.
Usage: gan
anglicana 'g' is also used.
Usage: guyde
the lower compartment of 'g' is usually larger than the upper compartment.
Usage: Goddis
upper case 'G' bisected by a vertical line.
Usage: had
looped head to this graph and a tail-stroke which loops neatly round to connect with the following graph.
Usage: hem
Usage: here
the tail-stroke frequently flicks back on itself.
Usage: hath
'h' may also have an arched, open head-stroke.
Usage: chere
long 'r' is used infrequently.
Usage: tristes
modern 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: ther
when long 'r' is used, it is almost always in final position. Here the flourish is representative of a missing final 'e'.
Usage: refute
'z'-shaped 'r' in initial position but unusually it is found on this folio after 'e' and 'p' only.
Usage: singulere
long 's' is used in initial and medial positions.
Usage: his
sigma 's' is used in final position.
Usage: shall
sigma 's' may also be used in initial position.
Usage: plesaunce
the head stroke of long 's' frequently arches over several letters.
Usage: woo
the left limb of 'w' varies in length and may have a looped approach stroke or none at all.
Usage: Nowe
the left limb is separate from the rest of the graph and is almost twice the height of the preceding 'o'. Both versions 1 and 2 have the 'B'-shaped element at the right.
Usage: vowid
'w' can also have a single lobe on the right rather than the double lobes of the other examples.
Usage: & wake
exaggerated looped left limb.
Usage: my
the tail of 'y' sometimes turns counter-clockwise at right angles.
Usage: myddis
Usage: preyere
Usage: visitacioune
'v', like 'w' has a variety of introductory strokes to the graph.
Usage: a vowid
very reminiscent of the treatment of some 'w's.
Usage: a bove
Usage: purveaunce
this example may also be compared with the 'w' graph.
Usage: a bove
the word 'a bove' showing how very similar the scribe's 'b's and 'v's can be.
Usage: braunche
Usage: by
Usage: a byde
as with the 'h' graph, the head of 'b' is occasionally left open.
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