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CUL Gg. 4.27 scribe
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1. Cambridge, University Library MS Gg. 4. 27
Current Manuscript:Cambridge, Cambridge University Library MS Gg.4.27
Identification:He copied all except ff508-510 and 514
Sampled Folios:21v, 186r, 192v, 222r, 296r, 306r, 312r, 352r, 394r
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Usage: gan
double compartment 'a' used throughout.
Usage: assaylyth
the first 'a' in this word. The top compartment of 'a' frequently forms a triangular shape.
Usage: And
Usage: And
Usage: disespeyr
on some folios this 'd' with reverse formation of the upper loop seems to be the only version of 'd'. The two pointed protuberances to the left of the lobe form an interesting variation.
Usage: dronkene
unlooped secretary 'd' is used exclusively on other folios.
Usage: seyde
a more conventional anglicana 'd' which again may be used exclusively for some passages.
Usage: Dou(n)
upper case 'D'.
Usage: gan
anglicana 'g' and secretary 'g' are both used at random.
Usage: god
secretary 'g' on the line below version 1.
Usage: prologe
the scribe's formal script in incipits and explicits with extended upper compartment.
Usage: God
Usage: herkene
'h' varies little in formation. There is almost always a foot to the stem.
Usage: heere
Usage: Here
the more elaborate treatment of the initial letter of an incipit.
Usage: Hy(m)
upper case letter at the beginning of a line. The floreated head has produced a circle on the left side of the stem.
Usage: rest
modern 'r' is used throughout.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' and some consonants.
Usage: Reue
an elaborate display 'R' for the rubric.
Usage: archer
very occasionally, final 'r' has a flourish.
Usage: wis
kidney-shaped 's' used almost exclusively in final position.
Usage: serys
it is possible to find a few 8-shaped 's's in final position.
Usage: seyd
long 's' is used initially and in medial position.
Usage: So
Usage: whiche
loop-headed 'w' with 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: wroth
on some folios this 'w' with straight left limb and fine, straight strokes at the head is the only version used.
Usage: with
Usage: Wt
'W' in upper case position at the beginning of a line.
Usage: seyde
'y' is usually formed with a straight left arm and short tail-stroke.
Usage: bayly
Usage: begyn(n)yst
'y' with abbreviative mark above.
Usage: myn
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þan
thorn is ubiquitous. It may be used on any occasion to replace 'th'.
Usage: Suffyseþ
in keeping with the rest of the scribe's letter forms, thorn is short and squat.
Usage: ȝo(ur)e
yogh is also frequently used.
Usage: myȝt
l, b, k, h
Usage: lest
it is common to find feet on the ascenders of all these letters.
Usage: ben
Usage: dronkene
Usage: helle
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