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De Regimine Scribe
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Current Manuscript:Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Laud misc. 735
Sampled Folios:108r
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Usage: atteineth
the scribe alternates this secretary letter with the oversized anglicana version seen in the next example.
Usage: man
Usage: And
the scribe's upper case 'A' bisected by the brown ink frame line.
Usage: alway
Usage: done
lower case 'd' is looped and shows little variation.
Usage: mevid
'd' in final position with tag.
Usage: dayes
Usage: dauid
Usage: diligence
Usage: wrong
'g' with flourish perhaps representative of missing 'e', although the scribe has a propensity to attach such a flourish to final 't', 'n', 'm' and 'r'.
Usage: god
the impression of this scribal hand is of one copying in haste. The lower compartment does not connect with the upper.
Usage: Gera
upper case 'G'
Usage: hert
Usage: peyneth
in the combinations 'ch', 'th' and 'ght', 'h' is always crossed.
Usage: brought
here the backward flourish from 't' acts as the cross for the 'h'.
Usage: Her
the tail-stroke of 'H' continues well into the margin.
Usage: restreyneth
long 'r' is used in all positions.
Usage: for
'z'-shaped 'r' used after 'o' but not on every occasion. See version 3 below.
Usage: for
long 'r' in final position with flourish.
Usage: GRegory
the 'R' comes after the pen-flourished capital. It may or may not be an upper case letter. In this scribal hand it is difficult to tell.
Usage: as
kidney-shaped 's' used in final position always with a vertical descending tag attached.
Usage: suffraunce
long 's' used inially and medially. Sometimes, as here, there is a short stroke from the middle of the descender which joins to the next graph.
Usage: dissese
although the 's' graph on the left is much shorter than the one on the right, they both end at the same level beneath the line.
Usage: Sone
Usage: Now
the scribe's 'w' graph is consistently formed with the top of the middle limb arched back to join the left.
Usage: way
Usage: worthines
there is always a 'B'-shaped element to the right.
Usage: Whos
the upper case graph is formed in the same way as the lower case one.
Usage: verrey
the tail of 'y' can be almost a straight line as here, with just a slight turn at the end.
Usage: way
Usage: dayes
the tail here is a gentle curve.
Usage: mych
the tail of 'y' can also have a much longer right extension.
Thorn and Yogh
Usage: þt
thorn is frequently used with a superscript abbreviation.
Usage: þe
the scribe's thorn looks much more like a 'y' than his 'y' does. Thorn is also used for the present tense singular verb endings.
Usage: Ȝaff
yogh used as equivalent to 'y' and to 'gh' occasionally.
Usage: ȝet
Upper Case Letters
Usage: And
the fussiness of the scribe's hand is well illustrated by his messy upper case graphs.
Usage: Now
Usage: The
Usage: Socrates
More Upper Case Letters
Usage: Is
Usage: Off
Usage: But
Usage: Let
Usage: The paragraph marks which may have been added by the scribe himself are worthy of notice.
Usage: The paraphs in either blue or red mark the beginning of each stanza and are attached to horizontal red lines which also divide the stanzas.
Usage: The penwork flourished initial 'G'.
Usage: The blue wavy line which acts as a marker for the red ink Latin glosses in the hand of the scribe which are copied into the right margin in blocks.
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