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Beryn scribe
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Current Manuscript:USA, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections MS 100
Identification:This scribe also copied 166-202; see under 2
Folios:1-165, 203-215 [paper]
Sampled Folios:77v
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Usage: That
Usage: As
Usage: And
Usage: Abraham
Usage: Godis
Usage: stond
the loop of 'd' often extends backwards as here. 'd' also frequently has a tail.
Usage: Diu(er)s
upper case letter at the beginning of a line.
Usage: weddit
Usage: bigame
Usage: kyng
final 'g' almost always has a tail.
Usage: God
Usage: husbond
triangular head-loop and tail either contained beneath the graph or looping back to connect with the following graph.
Usage: had
Usage: He
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. Even on the lower case 'h', the head-stroke sometimes arches over, above the level of succeeding letters.
Usage: or
Usage: refressid
long 'r' is used alongside modern 'r'. The top of long 'r' frequently sits below the level of other letters.
Usage: wher
final 'r' is often flourished.
Usage: shuld
sigma 's' used in initial position.
Usage: was
used in final position.
Usage: Blessid
long 's' used medially. The two stems of long 's' diverge.
Usage: Salamon
Usage: trowe
Usage: wold
where 'w' is in initial position, there is a curved lead-in stroke.
Usage: Why
'W' in first position in the line.
Usage: demyn
the tail of 'y' turns to the right at a very sharp angle.
Usage: Scolyng
the tail of 'y' frequently extends below several letters.
Usage: wel a wey
'y' as the last letter at the end of a line.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þat
thorn is used occasionally on this folio.
Usage: þogh
Usage: þan
Usage: ȝeft
the only occurrence of yogh on this folio.
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